Southern Culture and Homicide: Examining the Cracker Culture/Black Rednecks Thesis

  title={Southern Culture and Homicide: Examining the Cracker Culture/Black Rednecks Thesis},
  author={Matthew R. Lee and Shaun A. Thomas and Graham C. Ousey},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={60 - 96}
Recent scholarship traces the roots of southern violence to the Scots-Irish, who brought a relatively violent “cracker culture” with them to the United States in the eighteenth century. The tolerance for violence inherent in cracker culture was believed to be transmitted throughout the south to other whites and was maintained, in part, through evangelical Christian doctrine. Moreover, Thomas Sowell (2005) recently argued that some southern blacks were also influenced by “cracker culture… 
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