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South A Concise History

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ISBN-10: 0130220566

ISBN-13: 9780130220561

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jeanette Keith

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For undergraduate courses on the history of the southern region of the United States. A narrative history, this two-volume text integrates recent scholarship on race and gender into the story of The South. In clear, succinct prose, it surveys the sweep of southern history from Jamestown to the present, with special attention to the Old South and to the social, economic, and political changes that have created the New South of today. The text's brevity allows instructors to use it in conjunction with other reading material.
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Book details

List price: $88.60
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Jeanette Keith is professor of history at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She is author of a two-volume history of the South and of Country People in the New South: Tennessee's Upper Cumberland.

Introduction: Why Study the South?
Separating History from Legend
Race, Class, and Gender
Politics and Government: The Defense of Liberty
Suggestions for Further Reading
Did Liberty Grow from Slavery?
The Indians of the Chesapeake
Colonization of the Chesapeake
Tobacco, Labor, and Lives
Government, Power, and Rebellion
The Southern Social Contract
The Colonial Slave Trade and the South
New Settlements, New People
The Carolinas and Georgia
The Backcountry
The Scotch-Irish
The Latin South
Cajuns and Creoles
Maturing of Anglo-American Colonial Society
Talking Liberty, Talking Slavery
The War in the South
The South in the New Nation
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Old South, 1790-1860
Becoming Southern: The Emergence of the Old South, 1790s-1830s
Westward Migration
On the Road
Indian Removal
The Old South in Full Flower, 1830-1860
A White Man's Country
Life on the Plantation
The Plantation as a Business
The Plantation Family
The Plantation Mistress
White Sexuality and Slavery
The Enslaved
Housing, Clothing, Diet
Creating Families in Slavery
Resistance and Survival
Resisters and Runaways
The Interstate Slave Trade
Free People of Color
Plain Folk: The Non-Slaveholding Majority
Plain Folk and Slavery
The Ties that Bind: Southern Religion
From Preaching Liberty to Preaching Order
Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Defending "Our Way of Life": Southern Politics to 1860
Defending an Agrarian Republic: Jefferson, Jackson, and Calhoun
Jefferson and Agrarianism
Economic Policy and the Emergence of Sectionalism
The Missouri Compromise
The Rise of Andrew Jackson
Calhoun and Nullification
From Necessary Evil to Positive Good: The Proslavery Defense
The Emergence of Abolitionism
The Proslavery Defense
The Road to War
The Constitution and the Territories
The Mexican War
The Failure of Politics
The Impact of Dred Scott
John Brown and the Crisis of Fear
Decision for War
Suggestions for Further Reading
War and Defeat, 1861-1865
Facing War
Raising an Army
Strategy, Tactics, Logistics
The War at Sea
The Course of War, 1861-1864
Conscription, Liberty, and States' Rights
General Lee
Emancipation and the War
Soldiers of the Cross
High Tide of the Confederacy
Vicksburg to Chattanooga
The Confederate Home Front
Southern Unionists
Class and Gender on the Home Front
Habits of Rebellion
The Year of Jubilee
The Long Road Down, 1864-1865
Lee vs. Grant in Virginia
Total War
The Last Days
Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Reconstruction, 1862-1877
Reconstruction as National Policy
Reconstruction during the War
The Freedmen's Bureau
Johnson, Congress, and Reconstruction
The Republicans and Black Suffrage
Good Old Rebels
Johnson vs. Congress
The Fourteenth Amendment
Congressional Reconstruction
Reconstruction in the South
Reconstruction State Governments
Reconstruction Southern Society
The End of Reconstruction
The Rise of the Redeemers
The Compromise of 1877
Suggestions for Further Reading