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American South: A History, Volume I / Edition 3

American South: A History, Volume I / Edition 3


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ISBN-13: 9780072460599
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/23/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

William J. Cooper, Jr. is a Boyd Professor at Louisiana State University. He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Professor Cooper has spent his entire professional career on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he also served as dean of the Graduate School from 1982 to 1989. He has held fellowships from the Institute of Southern History at Johns Hopkins, from the Charles Warren Center at Harvard, from the Guggenheim Foundation, and from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of The Conservative Regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890 (1968); the South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828-1856 (1978); and Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860 (1983). He has also edited two books and written numerous articles. In addition, from 1979 to 1993, Professor Cooper was editor of the Southern Biography Series published by the Louisiana State University Press.

Thomas E. Terrill is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Rockefeller Foundation. Most recently, he has been Fullbright Lecturer at the University of Genoa, Italy.In addition to publishing several books as well as publications in periodicals and proceedings, he has helped produce a feature film for national television, a documentary, and a television course for undergraduate and graduate students. His most recent book is his co-edited The American South Comes of Age.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Enduring South

Map Essay: The Geography of the South

Chapter 1 The Beginnings

English Background Other, European and Native Jamestown Growth and Conflict in Virginia
Maryland The Carolinas
Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley Unfree Labor, White and Red Unfree Labor, Black The Success of Slavery

Chapter 2 The Economic and Social World

The Breadth of Landowning The Plantation System Other Economic Activities
The Planters The Farmers or Yeomen and Social Mobility Women The Breadth of Slave Owning The Case of Georgia The Slave Trade and the Growth of Slavery Slaves in a New World Slave Families and Religion
The Work and Control of Slaves

Chapter 3 The Intellectual, Political, and Religious World

Assertion of Power by the Assemblies Regulation The Elite and Deference
The Democratic Character of Politics The Politicians
Participatory Politics Conflict with Indians Religion The Great Awakening Culture and Education The Written Word

Chapter 4 The Revolution

Questions of Authority Liberty Endangered Views on Slavery The Strength of Slavery
The Decision to Revolt War Begins The Southern War
The Advent of Nathanael Green Yorktown The Impact of the War Slavery and Liberty The Form and Substance of Politics A National Setting

Chapter 5 The South and the New Nation

Self-Interest Unity and Disunity
Nationalism Drafting the Constitution The Ratification Contest Opposition Support
Under the Constitution Hamilton’s Vision The South Opposes Federalists and the South The Republican Party The South as Republican
The Federalist Surge The Republican Response
The Election of 1800 The March Westward The West and Slavery

Chapter 6 Republican Ascendancy

The Louisiana Purchase The Embargo The Tertium Quids The Federalists
The Coming of War Party and Section and War The Rise of Andrew Jackson New Orleans and the End of the War A Nationalist Course Southerners and the New Nationalism The March Westward Continues The Dissenters The Onset of the Missouri Crisis The South’s Reaction The Missouri Compromise The Panic of 1819

Chapter 7 A New Political Structure

Background to 1824 A New Politics A New Alignment
Nullification The Bank Indian Policy Jackson and Abolition The Rise of the Whigs The Political Arena Another Panic The Election of 1840 The Politics of Slavery
The Special Place of Calhoun
Partisanship and Economics Economics and National Politics Other Partisan Issues Democrats and Whigs

Chapter 8 Plantations and Farms

Tobacco Rice Sugar Cane Cotton Other Crops and Livestock Economic Trends
Finance and a Market Economy The Food Supply
The Formation of Plantation Districts

Chapter 9 The Institution of Slavery

Change and Continuity The Distribution and Concentration of Slaves Slave Codes Patterns of Management Overseers Slave Drivers Westward Movement and the Interstate Slave Trade The Dimensions of the Slave Trade The Profitability of Slaveholding

Chapter 10 The World of the Slaves

Work Work Strategies
Industrial Slaves and Slave Hiring Diet and Dress Housing
Masters and Slave Families Slaves and Their Families Slaves as Christians Rejection of Bondage Rebellion

Chapter 11 Learning, Letters, and Religion

Intellectuals and the South Thomas R. Dew and the Clergy History and Society A New Thrust A Second New Direction Science
History and Belles Lettres William Gilmore Simms The Humorists Schooling Colleges The Growth of Evangelical Religion The Message Sectional Strife

Chapter 12 The Free Social Order

Planters Yeomen and Poor Whites Harmony or Disharmony The Place of Women in Society The Place of Women in Marriage The Life of the Female Spirit and Mind Women in the Economic and Political Systems
Free Blacks Black Masters Liberty and Honor
Slavery as a Subject of Discussion

Chapter 13 Political Parties and the Territorial Issue

The Power of Texas Polk and the Mexican War
The Rise and Force of the Territorial Issue The Partisan Response Crisis and Compromise The Illness and Death of the Whigs The Know-Nothing Episode

Chapter 14 The Crisis of the Union

Southern Reaction to the Republican Party The Trauma of Kansas Economic and Industrial Growth Industrial Leaders and Support for Industry Commercial and Urban Development Confidence and Anxiety The Election of 1860 The Fire-Eaters
The Lower South Secedes
The Upper South and the Border States The Formation of the Confederacy

Essay: The Geography of the Civil War

The Election of 1860 The Pattern of Secession Charleston Harbor, 1861
Major Campaigns in the East, 1861-July 1862 Major Campaigns in the East, July-December 1862
Major Campaigns in the West, 1861-Summer 1863 Major Campaigns in the East, May 1863-April 1865
Major Campaigns in the West, Summer 1863-1865

Chapter 15 The Confederate Experience

Plans and Policy for War The Naval War The Eastern Theater, 1861-1862 The War in the West, 1861-1862 A Changing War Hope Becomes Despair
The Impact of the War The War and Slavery The End


Bibliographical Essay


The Colonies and the Revolution

From the Constitution to the 1840s

Farms and Plantations, Masters and Slaves

Life of the Mind, Education, and Religion

The Free Society

The Sectional Crisis and the Confederacy

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