The American South: A Reader and Guide

The American South: A Reader and Guide


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The American South: A Reader and Guide by Daniel Letwin

This one-stop introduction to the American South brings together key readings in southern history, from the region's colonial beginnings to the present. Drawing together essential works in the field - selected and introduced by a range of cutting-edge scholars - The American South is the ideal textbook for undergraduates and graduate students in American Studies and History. Explores key themes in southern history:* the South from colonial beginnings through the American Revolution
• the origins and evolving character of American slavery* life in the antebellum South o the roots, course and consequences of the American Civil War
• emancipation, Reconstruction and the coming of the New South
• the rise, nature and ultimate defeat of southern segregation
• the inter-dynamics of race, class and gender in the cultural and material development of the region
• current trends of the American South within a global context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748619979
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Series: Edinburgh Studies in Film Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Letwin is Associate Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University

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