The South Since the War: As Shown by Fourteen Weeks of Travel and Observation in Georgia and the Carolinas / Edition 1

The South Since the War: As Shown by Fourteen Weeks of Travel and Observation in Georgia and the Carolinas / Edition 1

by Sidney Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807129577

ISBN-13: 9780807129579

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Five months after the end of the Civil War, northern journalist Sidney Andrews toured the former Confederacy to report on the political, economic, and social conditions in the aftermath of the South's defeat. His more than forty articles in the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Advertiser were so popular with curious northerners that Andrews published them as a book

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Five months after the end of the Civil War, northern journalist Sidney Andrews toured the former Confederacy to report on the political, economic, and social conditions in the aftermath of the South's defeat. His more than forty articles in the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Advertiser were so popular with curious northerners that Andrews published them as a book in 1866. This new edition of that volume, abridged by Heather Cox Richardson, makes Andrews's vivid first-hand account of the South after the Civil War available once again to a wide audience.

Despite his claims to neutrality, Andrews's writing reveals a bias against southern culture and society that was founded on a belief in the fundamental superiority of the North's free-labor economy. His harshest criticism is of southern whites, who, he warned, remained dangerously close to the idea of independence. Ultimately, Andrews concluded, thorough reconstruction of white southern attitudes was necessary before the southern states could be readmitted to the Union.

Andrews first-hand picture of the postwar South is a true classic. This abridgement of The South since the War offers an excellent, accessible primary resource for scholars and students alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807129579
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
649,267
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IConditions and prospects of the city in which rebellion began1
IIManners and customs in the interior of South Carolina6
IIIThe situation with respect to the Negro10
IVScenes in the track of Sherman's army14
VOrganization of the South Carolina Convention18
VIThe leaders of the Convention and the repeal of the secession ordinance23
VIIAction of the Convention on the slavery question27
VIIIThe basis of representation32
IXThe great contest between the upper and lower sections of South Carolina36
XMinor work of the state Convention39
XISummary of four weeks' observations42
XIIThe great military prison of North Carolina47
XIIIAffairs in western North Carolina51
XIVThe North Carolina Freedmen's Convention56
XVThe organization and personnel of the North Carolina State Convention65
XVIDebate and action in respect to the ordinance of secession69
XVIIAction in regard to slavery and the freedmen74
XVIIIThe war-debt question and the minor work of the Convention79
XIXAffairs in central North Carolina82
XXSummary of three weeks' observations in North Carolina86
XXIThe great military prison of South Carolina92
XXIILife and labor in the South Carolina low-country98
XXIIILife and labor in the South Carolina up-country105
XXIVSocial characteristics of the South-Carolinians109
XXVFirst glimpses of Georgia114
XXVIOrganization and personnel of the Georgia State Convention118
XXVIISecession and slavery122
XXVIIIAsking pardon for Jeff Davis124
XXIXAmending the state constitution127
XXXThe minor work of the Convention129
XXXIHow repudiation was accomplished130
XXXIIReview of the proceedings of the state Convention136
XXXIIIA visit to the home of Judge Lynch140
XXXIVThe great military prison of Georgia147
XXXVMatters in southwestern Georgia153
XXXVIThe state elections157
XXXVIIMatters in western Georgia159
XXXVIIIMatters in northwestern Georgia164
XXXIXMatters in central Georgia168
XLMatters in eastern Georgia173
XLIMatters in southeastern Georgia178
XLIISummary of five weeks' observations in Georgia183
XLIIISome general conclusions on the situation in Georgia and the Carolinas188

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