The Making of the American South: A Short History, 1500-1877

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Wiley, Jan 23, 2006 - History - 312 pages
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This concise overview of the history and historiography of the American South puts the major problems and issues of that region into clear, accessible prose.

  • Examines the major problems and issues of the Old South in clear, accessible prose.
  • Covers the development of European outposts in the 16th Century, the Southern colonies, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War and its aftermath.
  • Explores the underlying topics and themes of the Southern way of life.

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About the author (2006)

J. William Harris is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society (1995) and Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (2001).

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