A sweeping historiographical collection, Reinterpreting Southern Histories updates and expands upon the iconic volumes Writing Southern History and Interpreting Southern History, both published by Louisiana State University Press.
Author: Craig Thompson Friend
Publisher: LSU Press
A sweeping historiographical collection, Reinterpreting Southern Histories updates and expands upon the iconic volumes Writing Southern History and Interpreting Southern History, both published by Louisiana State University Press. With nineteen original essays cowritten by some of the most prominent historians working in southern history today, this volume boldly explores the current state, methods, innovations, and prospects of the richly diverse and transforming field of southern history. Two scholars at different stages of their careers coauthor each essay, working collaboratively to provide broad knowledge of the most recent historiography and an expansive vision for historiographical contexts. This innovative approach provides an intellectual connection with the earlier volumes while reflecting cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Underlying each essay is the cultural turn of the 1980s and 1990s, which introduced the use of language and cultural symbols and the influence of gender studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies. The essays also rely less on framing the South as a distinct region and more on contextualizing it within national and global conversations. Reinterpreting Southern Histories, like the two classic volumes that preceded it, serves as both a comprehensive analysis of the current historiography of the South and a reinterpretation of that history, reaching new conclusions for enduring questions and establishing the parameters of future debates.
The lectures try to make sense of this process of reinterpretation . The process is
so difficult and so drenched with ill - feeling and hurt because southern history is
embedded in the regional culture and religion , and they in it , so that unraveling
Author: David R. Goldfield
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
"Goldfield looks at an array of issues from the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemmings controversy to debates over the Confederate flag to the proliferation of African American history museums and monuments in the region. Finally, he recalls his work as a consultant on U.S. Supreme Court cases involving a majority black voting district in North Carolina, as a coauthor of an environmental and economic impact study of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and as a mitigating witness in the sentencing phases of six racially polarizing death penalty cases. His contributions, Goldfield hopes, made history more "real" to people in vocations outside of academia."--BOOK JACKET.
... of the Old South that led to the accepted race and gender politics, in its many
incarnations, throughout Southern history. ... order to reinterpret Southern history,
but the paintings made by Wark do not perpetuate Griffith's ideology of Southern
Author: Andrew B. Leiter
The representation of Southerners on film has been a topic of enduring interest and debate among scholars of both film and Southern studies. These 15 essays examine the problem of Southern identity in film since the civil rights era. Fresh insights are provided on such familiar topics as the redneck image, transitions to modernity and the prevalence of the Southern gothic. Other essays reflect the reinvigorated and expanding field of new Southern studies and topics include the transnational South, the intersection of ethnicity and environment and the cultural significance of Southern identity outside the South.
Reinterpretation has also been influenced by politics, both those of individual
scholars and national political currents. Slavery studies, of course, hardly stand
alone in experiencing such changes, but the centrality of slavery to American
Author: Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Robert L Paquette
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Presents essays that examine the philosophical and socioeconomic issues of slavery, such as the impact that slavery had on secession, the nature of relations between master and slave, and the effect the Civil War had on race relations.
Chapter 9 C . VANN WOODWARD AND SOUTHERN HISTORY Defore the 1950s
, southern history was , for the most part ... In a series of books extending over
almost half a century , Woodward has reinterpreted southern history , especially ...
Author: George M. Fredrickson
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Discusses the slavery debate during the Civil War era, and white responses to Black emancipation
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Reconsidered, DOI 10.1007/ ... 1 Before the barbarian invasions, the territories
south of the Drava Danube line, west of the Southern Morava River, andtoward ...
Author: I. Boba
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This study represents the unexpected outcome of an enquiry into the resources for the study of the medieval history of East Central Europe. While reading sources for a planned survey of medieval Poland, Bo hemia, Hungary, and Croatia, it became apparent to me that many current presentations of the history of Bohemia and Moravia were not based on viable evidence. Sources pertaining to the lives of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, as well as those for the study of Moravia, had been subjected to unwarranted interpretations or emendations, other sources of significance had been entirely omitted from considera tion, and finally, crucial formulations concerning Cyril and Methodius and Moravian history had been made in recent historiography without any basis in sources. Hen:e this study: an exercise in confronting the axioms of modern histori( 'graphy, philology and archaeology with the testimony of sources. My study is more of all introduction to the problems of Moravia's history than a set of fim 1 definitions and solutions. It will lead, ne cessarily, to a series of enquiries into the early history of several nations of East Central Europe, of the Church history of that region, and of various disciplines connected with the study of the Cyrillo-Methodian legacy.
Emilio Sereni too focused on the transportation provided by the railways: the
peninsular trunks built by the Right unified the domestic market, and handed the
consumers of the South to the 176 The Reinterpretation ofItalian Economic
Author: Stefano Fenoaltea
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Post-unification Italy was part of a wider world within which men and money circulated freely; it developed to the extent that those mobile resources chose to locate on its soil. The economy's cyclical movements reflected conditions in international financial markets, and were little affected by domestic policies. State intervention restricted the internal and international mobility of goods, and limited Italy's development: it kept the economy weak, reduced Italy's weight in the comity of nations, and paved the way for the frustrations and adventurism that would plunge the twentieth century into world war.
... Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage (University, AL:
University of Alabama Press, 1982). Forrest McDonald and Grady McWhiney, "
The Antebellum Southern Herdsman: A Reinterpretation,” Journal of Southern
Author: Larry Schweikart
For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America Timothy Silver
. Howard ... Forrest McDonald and Grady McWhiney, ''The Antebellum Herdsman:
A Reinterpretation,'' Journal of Southern History 41 (February 1975): 158. 70.
Author: Timothy Silver
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.
Also hailing from the South were numerous solo acts that composed their own
songs (this type of performer is often referred to as a ... or characterize southern
identity (Creedence Clearwater Revival's “Born on the Bayou”), or reinterpret
southern cultural imagery (the Grateful Dead's “Sugar Magnolia” and Little Feat's
“Dixie Chicken”), or acknowledge the complexity of southern history (“The Night
Author: Bill C. Malone
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.
One of the major themes of Woodward's Origins of the New South , 1877-1913 ,
was that the South's history had been ... of his influential reinterpretation of
southern history , and his theme of discontinuity has significantly shaped the
writing of ...
Author: John B. Boles
Publisher: LSU Press
In this thoughtful, sophisticated book, John B. Boles and Bethany L. Johnson piece together the intricate story of historian C. Vann Woodward’s 1951 masterpiece, Origins of the New South, 1877–1913, published as Volume IX of LSU Press’s venerable series A History of the South. Sixteen reviews and articles by prominent southern historians of the past fifty years here offer close consideration of the creation, reception, and enduring influence of that classic work of history. It is rare for an academic book to dominate its field half a century later as Woodward’s Origins does southern history. Although its explanations are not accepted by all, the volume remains the starting point for every work examining the South in the era between Reconstruction and World War I. In writing Origins, Woodward deliberately set out to subvert much of the historical orthodoxy he had been taught during the 1930s, and he expected to be lambasted. But the revisionist movement was already afoot among white southern historians by 1951 and the book was hailed. Woodward’s work had an enormous interpretative impact on the historical academy and encapsulated the new trend of historiography of the American South, an approach that guided both black and white scholars through the civil rights movement and beyond. This easily accessible collection comprises four reviews of Origins from 1952 to 1978; “Origin of Origins,” a chapter from Woodward’s 1986 book Thinking Back: The Perils of Writing History that explains and reconsiders the context in which Origins was written; five articles from a fiftieth anniversary retrospective symposium on Origins; and three commentaries presented at the symposium and here published for the first time. A combination of trenchant commentary and recent reflections on Woodward’s seminal study along with insight into Woodward as a teacher and scholar, Fifty Years Later in effect traces the creation and development of the modern field of southern history.
37, no. 2 (April 1980): 177–99. McDonald, Forrest, and Grady McWhiney. “The
Antebellum Southern Herdsman: A Reinterpretation.” Journal of Southern History
41 (May 1975): 147–66. ———. “The South from Self-Sufficiency to Peonage: An
Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. Drawing upon massive research in diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories, the author argues that the lives of antebellum southern women, enslaved and free, differed fundamentally from those of northern women and that it is not possible to understand antebellum southern women by applying models derived from New England sources.
E. J. Hobsbawm, 'Revolution' in R. Porter and M. Teich (eds), Revolution in
History (Cambridge ... The Southern Massif Central c. ... 146. 21. F. Guizot, The
History of Civilisation, from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French
Author: Moira Donald
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Until the dramatic fall of Communist regimes in the East placed the possibility of revolution on the agenda once again, sudden and decisive political change had appeared a largely anachronistic phenomenon in Europe. Looking back over the twentieth century, it is plausible to argue that the twentieth, rather than the nineteenth, has been the 'most revolutionary of centuries'. In this volume, leading specialists from a variety of disciplines examine the changing and conflicting meanings of revolution in modern and contemporary Europe. Contributions include both broad essays on the global and historical context of European revolution and specific case studies reinterpreting a variety of revolutionary experiences.
McDonald, Forrest, and Grady McWhiney. “The Antebellum Southern Herdsman:
A Reinterpretation.” Journal of Southern History 41 (May 1975): 147– 66. McFall,
B. G. Among the Moonshiners, or, A Drunkard's Legacy: A Temperance Drama ...
Author: Bruce E. Stewart
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth century, when the manufacturing and sale of alcohol -- an integral part of daily life for many Appalachians -- was banned. In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region's early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial economy. Stewart analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by social and economic development that manifested in political discord. Stewart also explores the life of the moonshiner and the many myths that developed around hillbilly stereotypes. A welcome addition to the New Directions in Southern History series, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses major economic, social, and cultural questions that are essential to the understanding of Appalachian history.