The New South
By (author) J. William Harris
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New South by J. William Harris
Book DescriptionWilliam Harris, the editor of Routledge's The Old South: New Studies of Society and Culture, aims in The New South to introduce students to the historiography of this later volatile period of southern history, which starts from the racial segregation prevalent after the end of the Civil War and continues through the Civil Rights Movements of the 1950s and 1960s. For many years, this historiography centered on the writing of C. Vann Woodward. Woodward remains an important touchstone in the field, but in The New South, Harris gathers the most significant scholarship illustrating the range of challenges to Woodward's interpretation of the South, including the importance of place, the role of women, the significance of memory, and the story of the "long Civil Rights Movement." The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the New South, and a Guide to Further Reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415957311
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. William Harris
Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah, Paperback (March 2011)
In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than 500 'Free Negros' in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of GBP 1000, possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. This title tells Jeremiah's story, illuminating the contradiction between a nation that would be born in a struggle for freedom and yet deny it.
Making of the American South, Hardback (December 2005)
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.
Society and Culture in the Slave South, Paperback (December 1992)» View all books by J. William Harris
Combining established work with that of recent provocative scholarship on the antebellum South, this collection of essays puts students in touch with some of the central debates in this field. Essays by Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Sterling Stuckey and Robert William Fogel are included.
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Author Biography - J. William Harris
J. William Harris is a Carpenter Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches and writes on the history of the U.S. South, the Civil War era, and African American History. He advises graduate students in these areas as well as other areas of U.S. social history, and teaches an advanced course in Quantitative Methods for Historians. He studied at M.I.T. and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982.
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