Burden of Southern History / Edition 3

Burden of Southern History / Edition 3

by C. Vann Woodward
     
 

C. Vann Woodward's The Burden of Southern History remains one of the essential history texts of our time. In it 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. First published in 1960, the book quickly became a touchstone for

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C. Vann Woodward's The Burden of Southern History remains one of the essential history texts of our time. In it 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. First published in 1960, the book quickly became a touchstone for generations of students. This updated third edition contains a chapter, "Look Away, Look Away," in which Woodward finds a plethora of additional ironies in the South's experience. It also includes previously uncollected appreciations of Robert Penn Warren, to whom the book was originally dedicated, and William Faulkner. This edition also features a new foreword by historian William E. Leuchtenburg in which he recounts the events that led up to Woodward's writing The Burden of Southern History, and reflects on the book's -- and Woodward's -- place in the study of southern history. The Burden of Southern History is quintessential Woodward -- wise, witty, ruminative, daring, and as alive in the twenty-first century as when it was written.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807133804
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
754,793
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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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