chapter  7
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Discourses in Proposals From the Deep South

We next provide an overview of the discourses we found exclusively in the proposals from the Deep South. On the whole, these states conceived of character education as individualistic and authoritarian, predicating their approach on the notion that individual errant youths may have invariant core character traits impressed on them by virtuous adults. In addition to the shared discourses outlined in Chapter 6, those particular to the proposals from the Deep South were youth depravity, authoritarian society, the good old days, and the virtuous individual.