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Overview

In this book Woodward brilliantly addresses the interrelated themes of Southern identity, Southern distinctiveness, and the strains of irony that characterize much of the South's historical experience.
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First published in 1960, and revised in 1968, this collection of essays addresses the interrelated themes of Southern identity, Southern distinctiveness, and the strains of irony that characterize much of the South's historical experience. The third edition contains a new chapter and uncollected appreciations of Robert Penn Warren and William Faulkner. Paper edition (unseen), $11.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807118917
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Vann Woodward (1908--1999) was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught from 1961 until 1977. One of the leading historians of the century, Woodward wrote several books about the American South, his main field of interest. He edited Mary Chesnut's Civil War, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for history. His other major works include Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel; American Counterpoint; The Strange Career of Jim Crow; Reunion and Reaction; Thinking Back: The Perils of Writing History; and Origins of the New South, 1877--1913, for which he received the Bancroft Prize. He served as president of the Southern Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Historical Association, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of more than a doezen books on twentieth-century American history, including The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
1 The Search for Southern Identity 3
2 The Historical Dimension 27
3 John Brown's Private War 41
4 Equality: The Deferred Commitment 69
5 The Political Legacy of the First Reconstruction 89
6 A Southern Critique for the Gilded Age 109
7 The Populist Heritage and the Intellectual 141
8 What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement 167
9 The Irony of Southern History 187
10 A Second Look at the Theme of Irony 213
11 Look Away, Look Away 235
12 The Burden for William Faulkner 265
13 The Burden for Robert Penn Warren 281
Index 289
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