The American South Volume 2: A History / Edition 4

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Overview

In The American South, Fourth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. The authors' analysis underscores the complex interaction between the South as a distinct region and the South as an inescapable part of America. Cooper and Terrill show how the resulting tension has often propelled section and nation toward collision. In supporting their thesis, the authors draw on the tremendous amount of profoundly new scholarship in Southern history. Each volume includes a substantial biographical essay—completely updated for this edition—which provides the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South. Coverage now includes the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, up-to-date analysis of the persistent racial divisions in the region, and the South's unanticipated role in the 2008 presidential primaries.
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Editorial Reviews

John C. Inscoe
As the first full textbook on the region's history, Cooper and Terrill's The American South has long been a staple in undergraduate classrooms, and for good reason. This comprehensive, but concise, history by distinguished scholars of the Old and New South, respectively, serves both students and instructors as an effective introduction and a ready reference. In chronicling the South's distinctive history, the authors are constantly attuned to the fact that its history has always integral to that of the nation as a whole; their ability to so adeptly balance the particular with the general makes this an engaging and eminently teachable narrative.
Clarence L. Mohr
Combining original analysis with an impressive grasp of relevant scholarship, The American South: A History is distinguished by its wealth of fascinating information and its strong narrative style. It is the kind of book that students want to keep when the course is finished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742560987
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,353,479
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Cooper, Jr. is the Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. Thomas E. Terrill is emeritus professor of history at the University of South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Enduring South
Map Essay: The Geography of the Civil War
Chapter 15: The Confederate Experience
Chapter 16: After the War
Chapter 17: Economic Reconstruction, 1865–1880
Chapter 18: The Redeemers and the New South, 1865–1890
Chapter 19: A Different South Emerges: Rails, Mills, and Towns
Chapter 20: The South and the Crisis of the 1890s
Chapter 21: Jim Crow: Black and White South
Chapter 22: Southern Progressives
Chapter 23: Restoration and Exile, 1912–1929
Chapter 24: Religion and Culture in the New South
Map Essay: The Changing South: People and Cotton
Chapter 25: The Emergence of the Modern South, 1930–1945
Chapter 26: The End of Jim Crow: The Civil Rights Revolution
Chapter 27: The Modern South
Chapter 28: The Sunbelt South: No Eden in Dixie
Biographies
Bibliographic Essay
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