In The Human Tradition in the Old South, Professor James C. Klotter has gathered twelve insightful essays that explore the region's past and ponder its place in the broader story of the nation. This highly readable volume presents the South's rich and varied history through the lives of a wide range of individuals-men and women, African Americans, whites, and Native Americans from many different Southern states. Written by well-established scholars these mini-biographies collectively range in time from the late colonial/early national period to the present.Filled with lively stories of fascinating Southerners and the times in which they lived, The Human Tradition in the Old South is ideal for courses on Southern history, social history, race relations, and the American history survey course.
About the Author
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction: The American South
Chapter 2 Alvar N?Òez Cabeza de Vaca: Conquistador and Sojourner
Chapter 3 Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Vegetables and Virtue
Chapter 4 William McIntosh: The Evolution of a Creek National Idea
Chapter 5 James O'Kelly: Father of Christian Fundamentalism in America
Chapter 6 Gabriel: Artisan, Slave, and American Revolutionary
Chapter 7 Mag Preston: Personal Honor in Southern Politics
Chapter 8 Frederick Law Olmsted: A Connecticut Yankee in King Cotton's Court
Chapter 9 George Washington Harris: The Fool from the Hills
Chapter 10 Sam Houston: Unionism and the Secession Crisis in Texas
Chapter 11 David Emmons Johnston: A Soldier's Life in the Confederate Army
Chapter 12 Lucy Virginia French: "Out of the Bitterness of My Heart"
Chapter 13 Robert Smalls: "I Stand Here the Equal of Any Man"
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The Old South has always fascinated and confused those who think about American history. The biographies in this collection present an engaging and compelling collective portrait of a remarkably complicated place.
Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences University of Virginia