The Burden of Southern History / Edition 3

The Burden of Southern History / Edition 3

by C. Vann Woodward
     
 

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. See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807118948
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.30(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
1The Search for Southern Identity3
2The Historical Dimension27
3John Brown's Private War41
4Equality: The Deferred Commitment69
5The Political Legacy of the First Reconstruction89
6A Southern Critique for the Gilded Age109
7The Populist Heritage and the Intellectual141
8What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement167
9The Irony of Southern History187
10A Second Look at the Theme of Irony213
11Look Away, Look Away235
12The Burden for William Faulkner265
13The Burden for Robert Penn Warren281
Index289

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