The Burden of Southern History: Updated Third Edition (Google eBook)
C. Vann Woodward's The Burden of Southern History remains one of the essential history texts of our time. In it Woodward brilliantly addresses the interrelated themes of southern identity, southern distinctiveness, and the strains of irony that characterize much of the South's historical experience. First published in 1960, the book quickly became a touchstone for generations of students. This updated third edition contains a chapter, Look Away, Look Away, in which Woodward finds a plethora of additional ironies in the South's experience. It also includes previously uncollected appreciations of Robert Penn Warren, to whom the book was originally dedicated, and William Faulkner. This edition also features a new foreword by historian William E. Leuchtenburg in which he recounts the events that led up to Woodward's writing The Burden of Southern History, and reflects on the book'słand Woodward'słplace in the study of southern history. The Burden of Southern History is quintessential Woodwardłwise, witty, ruminative, daring, and as alive in the twenty-first century as when it was written.
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Review: The Burden of Southern HistoryUser Review - Jaclyn - Goodreads
I particularly liked this. I love that it was dated. I love that my marginalia included musings on Iraq and Syria. His writing is beautiful and his thesis fascinating. Specifically, this was an ... Read full review
Review: The Burden of Southern HistoryUser Review - Vicki - Goodreads
I read Zinn's 'A Peoples' History of the US' before this one, so it would set the stage for this one. But, this one was written too long ago, the author was biased and had a chip on his shoulder. Read full review