Historians in Service of a Better South: Essays in Honor of Paul Gaston

Historians in Service of a Better South: Essays in Honor of Paul Gaston

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ISBN-13: 9781603064460
Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edward Ayers is Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Richmond. His major publications include The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction (1992); In the Presence of Mine Enemies: Civil War in the Heart of America (2003); and The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America (2017). He and Paul Gaston were colleagues on the history faculty at the University of Virginia from 1980 until the latter’s retirement in 1997.

Robert J. Norrell is a native of Hazel Green, Alabama. He holds the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee. After earning a B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, Norrell taught at Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His 2009 biography, Up from History: the Life of Booker T. Washington, was received with national acclaim. In 2005 he published a well-reviewed interpretation of U.S. race relations, The House I Live In: Race in the American Century. His Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1986. He is the author of seven additional books and twenty scholarly articles. Eden Rise is his first work of fiction.

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