Origins of the New South, 1877--1913: A History of the South

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LSU Press, Aug 1, 1981 - History - 672 pages
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In Chapter VII, "The Unredeemed Farmer," Woodward takes on another myth. This time it is the myth that "Emancipation freed the poor whites more than it did the Negro!" This, as Woodward amply ... Read full review

Contents

THE FORKED ROAD TO REUNION
23
1ll THE LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION
51
1v PROCRUSTEAN BEDFELLOWS
75
THE INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTION
107
v1 THE DIVIDED MIND OF THE NEW SOUTH
142
v11 THE UNREDEEMED FARMER
175
MUDSILLS AND BOTTOM RAILS
205
1x SOUTHERN POPULISM
235
x11 THE MISSISSIPPI PLAN AS THE AMERICAN WAY
321
x111 THE ATLANTA COMPROMISE
350
x1v PROGRESSIVISMFOR WHITES ONLY
369
PHILANTHROPY AND THE FORGOTTEN MAN
396
xv1 BONDS OF MIND AND SPIRIT
429
xv11 THE RETURN OF THE SOUTH
456
CRITICAL ESSAY ON AUTHORITIES
482
CRITICAL ESSAY ON RECENT WORKS by Charles B Dew
517

REVOLT AGAINST THE EAST
264
x1 THE COLONIAL ECONOMY
291

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C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. A native of Arkansas, he earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University. He held M.A. degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. He won the Bancroft Prize for this book in 1952 and the Sydnor Award for The Burden of Southern History in 1962. He was a recipient of the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award in 1954. Among his other books are Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, and Reunion and Reaction.

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