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

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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: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Cox Richardson is the author of The Greatest Nation of the Earth: Republican Economic Policies during the Civil War and The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865--1901.

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Table of Contents

I Conditions and prospects of the city in which rebellion began 1
II Manners and customs in the interior of South Carolina 6
III The situation with respect to the Negro 10
IV Scenes in the track of Sherman's army 14
V Organization of the South Carolina Convention 18
VI The leaders of the Convention and the repeal of the secession ordinance 23
VII Action of the Convention on the slavery question 27
VIII The basis of representation 32
IX The great contest between the upper and lower sections of South Carolina 36
X Minor work of the state Convention 39
XI Summary of four weeks' observations 42
XII The great military prison of North Carolina 47
XIII Affairs in western North Carolina 51
XIV The North Carolina Freedmen's Convention 56
XV The organization and personnel of the North Carolina State Convention 65
XVI Debate and action in respect to the ordinance of secession 69
XVII Action in regard to slavery and the freedmen 74
XVIII The war-debt question and the minor work of the Convention 79
XIX Affairs in central North Carolina 82
XX Summary of three weeks' observations in North Carolina 86
XXI The great military prison of South Carolina 92
XXII Life and labor in the South Carolina low-country 98
XXIII Life and labor in the South Carolina up-country 105
XXIV Social characteristics of the South-Carolinians 109
XXV First glimpses of Georgia 114
XXVI Organization and personnel of the Georgia State Convention 118
XXVII Secession and slavery 122
XXVIII Asking pardon for Jeff Davis 124
XXIX Amending the state constitution 127
XXX The minor work of the Convention 129
XXXI How repudiation was accomplished 130
XXXII Review of the proceedings of the state Convention 136
XXXIII A visit to the home of Judge Lynch 140
XXXIV The great military prison of Georgia 147
XXXV Matters in southwestern Georgia 153
XXXVI The state elections 157
XXXVII Matters in western Georgia 159
XXXVIII Matters in northwestern Georgia 164
XXXIX Matters in central Georgia 168
XL Matters in eastern Georgia 173
XLI Matters in southeastern Georgia 178
XLII Summary of five weeks' observations in Georgia 183
XLIII Some general conclusions on the situation in Georgia and the Carolinas 188
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