Major Problems in the History of the American South

ISBN-10: 0395871395
ISBN-13: 9780395871393
Edition: 2nd 1999
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List price: $147.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

What Is the South? Essays
The Continuity of Southern History
The Discontinuity of Southern History
Quest for a Central Theme
The Difficulty of Consensus on the South
Settlement of Red, White, and Black DOCUMENTS Captain
John Smith Describes the Natives of Virginia, 1612
Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 16751676
Virginia's Statutes, 16301705
Chevalier d'Iberville Explores the Gulf South, 1699
South Carolina Restricts the Liberties of Slaves, 1740
ESSAYS Gender and Race in Colonial Virginia
Jr., Trade and Settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley
The Maturing of the Colonial South DOCUMENTS Elizabeth
Sprigs Describes Harsh Conditions of Servitude, 1756
Eliza Lucas Writes on Love and Business, 1740, 1741
The Debate over Slavery in Georgia, 17351750
Runaway Slave Advertisements from South Carolina, 17431784
Merchant Robert Pringle Observes Life and Trade in Charleston, 17391743
Reverend Charles Woodmason Decries the "Wild Peoples" of the Carolina Backcountry, 1768
"We Are Free-Men...Not born Slaves": Grievances from the Backcountry, 1767 ESSAYS
How Tobacco Production Shaped Slave Life in the Chesapeake
Georgia's Attempt to Become a Viable Colony
The Revolutionary South and Its Aftermath DOCUMENTS Two
Attempts at Converting the Carolina Backcountry, 1775
Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Freeing Virginia's Slaves, 1775
Thomas Jefferson on the Defection of His Slaves to the British, 1781
Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1777
Eliza Wilkinson's Thoughts on Women and War, 1779
Colonel David Fanning's Memoirs of a Loyalist, 1781
Constitutional Clauses Refering to Slavery, 1787 ESSAYS
The Impact of African American Resistance During the War
Who Should Rule at Home? The Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry
The Emergance of Southern Nationalism DOCUMENTS
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolves, 1798, 1799
The Richmond Virginian Calls for Tighter Controls of Blacks, 1808
Southern Congressmen Defend Slavery in Missouri, 1820
Margaret Trimble McCue Wants to Live in a Free State, 1820
The Supreme Court Addresses Removal of the Indians from Georgia, 1831
The Nullification Crisis in South Carolina, 1832
John C. Calhoun Defends Slavery, 1837 ESSAYS
The Missouri Controversy: A Critical Moment in Southern Sectionalism
The Road Not Taken: Nullification, John C. Calhoun, and the Revolutionary Tradition in South Carolina
The Slaveholders' South DOCUMENTS
The Cotton South (map) Joseph G. Baldwin Examines Frontier Law in Alabama and Mississippi, 18351837
Cotton Planter Bennett Barrow Describes Life in Louisiana, 1838, 1839, 1841
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