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Southern Honor Ethics and Behavior in the Old South

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ISBN-10: 0195325176

ISBN-13: 9780195325171

Edition: 25th 2007

Authors: Bertram Wyatt-Brown

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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, hailed in The Washington Post as "a work of enormous imagination and enterprise" and in The New York Times as "an important, original book," Southern Honor revolutionized our understanding of the antebellum South, revealing how Southern men adopted an ancient honor code that shaped their society from top to bottom. Using legal documents, letters, diaries, and newspaper columns, Wyatt-Brown offers fascinating examples to illuminate the dynamics of Southern life throughout the antebellum period. He describes how Southern whites, living chiefly in small, rural, agrarian surroundings, in which everyone knew everyone else,…    
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Book details

Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His books include Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South and The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family.