The Vol. II the American South: A History / Edition 2

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In THE AMERICAN SOUTH: A HISTORY,the authors demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. Their analysis underscores the complex interaction between the South as a distinct region and the South as an inescapable part of the United States. They 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. There is a substantial biographical essay which will provide the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This massive, colorful, continually absorbing panorama takes a fresh look at the whole of Southern history. It puts special emphasis on ``Negrophobia, for some 200 years the cornerstone of Southern politics and society.'' The authors, both history professors--Cooper at Louisiana State University, Terrill at the University of South Carolina--bring recent scholarship to bear on a host of topics, from guerrilla warfare between royalists and rebels during the American Revolution to slavery, the Southern Literary Renaissance and the decline of front-porch culture in the urbanized Sunbelt. On some issues they take a revisionist stance (e.g., ``Whether patriarchy was the official ideology in the antebellum South is by no means clear''). Although Southern culture remained trapped in Victorianism as late as the 1920s, modernism forced a wrenching self-examination. The authors find ``no Eden in Dixie'' as they survey the New South of persistent racial division, high murder rates, televangelism and low incomes. Photos. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Given the many recent books on specific periods of Southern history (particularly the Civil War), the appearance of this text that covers the sweep of Southern history from the English origins of Jamestown through the rise and fall of the ``Solid South'' to the socioeconomic transformation of the Sunbelt in the 1970s and 1980s is most welcome. Stressing the dynamics of the relationship between white and black Southerners that have shaped the history of the region for more than 300 years, the authors (both professors at Southern universities) incorporate recent scholarship into their attempt to answer two long-standing questions: What was and is the American South? What was and is a Southerner? Along the way they pay attention to such traditional subjects as political leadership and plantation economics, as well as to topics once conspicuously absent from Southern history textbooks: Southern Native Americans, the slave family, post-emancipation black life, Southern labor, and Southern women. Recommended for Southern history collections.-- Jason H. Silverman, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070644397
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Enduring South
Map Essay/The Geography of the South 1
1 The Beginnings 7
2 The Economic and Social World 31
3 The Intellectual, Political, and Religious World 54
4 The Revolution 72
5 The South in the New Nation 97
6 Republican Ascendancy 122
7 A New Political Structure 148
8 Plantations and Farms 173
9 The Institution of Slavery 192
10 The World of the Slaves 209
11 Learning, Letters, and Religion 230
12 The Free Social Order 254
13 Political Parties and the Territorial Issue 280
14 The Crisis of the Union 300
Map Essay/The Geography of the Civil War 329
15 The Confederate Experience 338
16 After the War 365
17 Economic Reconstruction, 1865-1880 401
18 The Redeemers and the New South, 1865-1890 425
19 A Different South Emerges: Rails, Mills, and Towns 452
20 Shaking the Foundations: The 1890s 486
21 Divisions in Dixie 521
22 Southern Progressives 546
23 Restoration and Exile, 1912-1929 578
24 Religion and Culture in the New South 608
Map Essay/The Changing South: People and Cotton 635
25 The Emergence of the Modern South, 1930-1945 639
26 The End of Jim Crow: The Civil Rights Revolution 677
27 The Modern South 714
28 No Eden in Dixie 746
Biographies 760
Bibliographical Essay 769
Index 815
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