A Companion to the American South

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John B. Boles
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 536 pages
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A Companion to the American South surveys and evaluates the most important and innovative writing on the entire sweep of the history of the southern United States.

  • Contains 29 original essays by leading experts in American Southern history.
  • Covers the entire sweep of Southern history, including slavery, politics, the Civil War, race relations, religion, and women's history.
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.
  • Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.
 

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Contents

Part II The Antebellum South
83
Part III Civil War and Reconstruction
233
Part IV The New South
319
Part V The Modern South
407
Index
506
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About the author (2008)

John B. Boles is William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern History. His recent books include The Irony of Southern Religion (1994) and The South Through Time: A History of an American Region (second edition, 1999).

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