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Peckinpah likes the term 'redneck'


but what was a redneck in 1865, and during the first world war, when the wild bunch is set?
back then 99% of the world's people were rural, didn't travel much from the place they were born, and didn't much trust people who weren't their kith and kin, so i wonder what a redneck meant back then

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Redneck peckerwood, in particular. I'm sure it means no different than it does today - bigoted, ignorant white trash.

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The term "redneck" wasn't used until much later after the war according to Billy Ray Cyrus as he narrated "The History of Rednecks" for the History Channel. Sometime after the turn of the century, when the unions were on the rise in factories in the Appalachia area. The term "cracker" was used in place of redneck back then I believe.

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He also used the term- Peckerwood. Is that historically accurate?

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'The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats' by Jim Goad

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