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Promise of the New South Life after Reconstruction

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ISBN-10: 0195326881

ISBN-13: 9780195326888

Edition: 15th 2007 (Anniversary)

Authors: Edward L. Ayers

List price: $21.95
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At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English