The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Law and Politics v. 10
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New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture by James W. Ely
Book DescriptionThis book portrays the legal and political character of a changing South. Volume 10 of "The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture" combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region.The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807858844
(235mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - James W. Ely
JAMES W. ELY JR. is Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law and professor of history at Vanderbilt University. BRADLEY G. BOND is associate dean of the graduate school at Northern Illinois University. CHARLES REAGAN WILSON is Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair in History and professor of southern studies at the University of Mississippi and coeditor, with William Ferris, of the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.
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