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Major Problems in the History of the American South

ISBN-10: 0547228333
ISBN-13: 9780547228334
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. The collection of essays and documents in  More...

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Book details

List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. The collection of essays and documents in MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

Paul Escott is Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University. His academic degrees are from Harvard College and Duke University. Among his books are AFTER SECESSION: JEFFERSON DAVIS AND THE FAILURE OF CONFEDERATE NATIONALISM, SLAVERY REMEMBERED: A RECORD OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY SLAVE NARRATIVES, MANY EXCELLENT PEOPLE: POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1850-1900, MILITARY NECESSITY: CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN THE CONFEDERACY, "WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE NEGRO?": LINCOLN, WHITE RACISM, AND CIVIL WAR AMERICA, and THE CONFEDERACY: THE SLAVEHOLDERS' FAILED VENTURE.

Preface
The Historians' South
Essays
The Continuity of Southern History
The Search for Southern Identity
The Difficulty of Consensus on the South
The Three Souths
Further Reading
Reconstructing the South
Documents
Mississippi Legislates Black Codes, 1865
The Nation Ratifies Three Reconstruction Amendments:13, 14, and 15
J. R. Johnson Preaches on Marriage Covenants and Legal Rights, 1866
Congress Passes The Military Reconstruction Act, 1867
The Northern Press Views the Enfranchisement of Freedmen, 1867
A Southern Newspaper Denounces Reconstruction, 1869
Congress Hears Testimony on the Ku Klux Klan, 1871
Essays
Black Activism and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
Terror in the Heart of Freedom
Further Reading
Land and Labor in the New South
Documents
William Grimes Writes a Sharecropping Contract, 1882
Alonzo T. Mial and A. Robert Medlin Sign A Crop Lien, 1876
Nate Shaw Recounts His Story of Farming in Alabama (c. 1910), 1971
William Alexander Percy Views Sharecropping, 1941
William A. Owens Describes Tenant Farm Life in 1906
Tenants and Farmers Assess the New South, 1887�1889
Essays
Bound Labor in Southern Agriculture
Freedpeople Working for Themselves
Further Reading
Mills, Workers, and the Myth of a New South
Documents
Henry W. Grady Boasts about the New South, 1886, 1889
Broadus Mitchell Explains the Myth of the "Cotton Mill Campaign," 1921
Mill Workers Comment on the New South, 1887, 1889
A Black Entrepreneur Builds a Cotton Mill, 1896
Lewis W. Hine Photographs Children Working in the Mills, 1908, 1909
Bertha Miller Recalls Her Days as a Cotton Mill Girl (1915), 1984
Map of the Piedmont Textile Mills, 1931
Essays
The Rise of Southern Industry
The Lives and Labors of the Cotton Mill People
Mills, Workers, and the Myth of a New South
Further Reading
The Southern Populist Movement
Documents
Texas Alliance Women Write to the Southern Mercury, 1888
Farmers Describe the Crisis, 1890s
Farmers Create the Ocala Platform, 1890
Tom Watson Devises a Strategy for Biracial Cooperation, 1892
Populists "Got 'em on the Run," 1894
A Populist Speaker Responds, 1898
Essays
Alliances and Populists
Populists and the Shaping of a New Racial
Order
Further Reading
The Intimidation Effect: Disfranchisement, Segregation, and Violence
Documents
Lynching in the United States, 1882�1930
Ida B. Wells Reports the Horrors of Lynching in the South, 1892
Literacy Test and Poll Tax in North Carolina, 1899
Black Leaders Fight Disfranchisement, 1895
Democrats Fight Back: The White-Supremacy Campaign, 1898
Mark Twain Writes "The United States of Lyncherdom," 1901
Walter White Remembers the Atlanta Race Riot, 1906
Alabama Continues Its Literacy Test until 1965
Essays
Black Political Struggles
Trouble in Mind
Further Reading
Southern Religion
Documents
Southerners Cherish Two Hymns
W. E. B. Du Bois Reflects on the Faith of the Fathers, 1903
William Owens Remembers a Revival and Baptism in Texas, c. 1910
Crisis Magazine Presents the Image of Jesus Christ in Georgia, 1911
Rabbi Emmanuel Sternheim Explains the Mission of theChurch, 1914
Lillian Smith Writes About God and Guilt, 1949
Essays
Redeeming the South
The Southern Rite of Human Sacrifice
The Churches, "Redemption," and Jim Crow
Further Reading
Southern Memory and History
Documents
Southerners Remember the Past, 1890
Confederate General Jubal Early Memorializes the "LostCause," 1894
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