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Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity

Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity

by James C. Cobb


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ISBN-13: 9780195315813
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 462,870
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James C. Cobb is B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Georgia. A former president of the Southern Historical Association, he has written numerous of award-winning books and articles, including The Most Southern Place on Earth, which was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award.

Table of Contents

1. Cavalier and Yankee: The Origins of Southern "Otherness"
2. The South Becomes a Cause
3. The New South and the Old Cause
4. The Southern Renaissance and the Revolt Against the New South Creed
5. Southern Writers and "The Impossible Load of the Past"
6. The Mind of the South
7. The South of Guilt and Shame
8. No North, No South? The Crisis of Southern White Identity
9. "Successful, Optimistic, Prosperous, and Bland": Telling about the No South
10. Blackness and Southernness: African Americans Look South Toward Home
11. Divided by a Common Past: History and Identity in the Contemporary South
12. The South and the Politics of Identity

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