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Strange Career of Jim Crow

ISBN-10: 0195018052

ISBN-13: 9780195018059

Edition: 3rd 1974 (Revised)

Authors: C. Vann Woodward

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List price: $12.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London. Past president of all the major historical associations, he holds the Gold Medal of the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a member of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. His honors also include a Bancroft Prize for Origins of the New South, 1876--1913 (1951) and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). A premier historian of the American South and of race relations in the United States, Woodward studies the South in a way that sheds light on the human condition everywhere. In recent years he has turned his attention increasingly to comparative history.