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.
New York Times Book Review “ [ A ] stunning reinterpretation of the American
civil rights movement . ” — Los Angeles Times Book Review “ One of the ...
Journal of Southern History 448 pp . $ 19 . 95 pa Veiled Visions The 1906 Atlanta
Author: Wendell Holmes Stephenson
Includes section "Book reviews."
During these years Woodward continued with the task of reinterpreting southern
history in Origins of the New South 1877 – 1913 ( 1951 ) , which won the Bancroft
prize for 1952 , and Reunion and Reaction ( 1951 ) . In these books , he further ...
Author: Bill McGuire
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
A biographical dictionary providing information on more than 350 social leaders in America
... 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.
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
... 452 Stephens on , 151 - 152 Racial solidarity , as basis of Confederate loyalty ,
383 – 384 Racism , 15 among Northern whites , 288 as barrier to harboring
runaway slaves , 316 of blacks reinterpreting Southern history , 478 compromises
Author: John D. Fowler
The Confederate Experience Reader provides students and professors with the essential materials needed to understand and appreciate the major issues confronting the Southern Republic's brief existence during the American Civil War. This anthology covers the full history of the Confederate experience including the origins of the antebellum South, the rise of southern nationalism, the 1860 election and the subsequent Secession Crisis, the military conflict, and Reconstruction. Drawing from a full range of primary writings that describe the experience of living in the Southern Republic in vivid detail, as well as a careful selection of secondary works by prominent scholars in the field of confederate history, The Confederate Experience Reader allows students to situate the Confederate experience within the larger context of Southern and American history.
Franklin and the Reconstruction of American History Franklin's important work to
reconstruct and reinterpret American ... Franklin has written a score of scholarly
books, monographs, and articles that reinterpret Southern history and the role of
Author: James A. Banks
The essays collected in this book, by James A. Banks, a foundational figure in the field of multicultural education, illuminate the interconnection between the author’s work on knowledge construction and civic education. In pieces both poignant and personal, Banks shares some of his most groundbreaking and innovative work. Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education aims to unpack the "citizenship-education dilemma," whereby education programs strive to teach students democratic ideals and values within social, economic, political, and educational contexts that contradict justice, equality, and human rights. For change to take place, students need to internalize democratic values, by directly experiencing them in transformative classrooms and schools that are envisioned and described in this book. Drawn from Banks’ formidable canon, this collection highlights the conceptual, curricular, and pedagogical issues related to this dilemma, and signals a fundamental shift toward transformative citizenship education. Students, scholars and educators in the fields of multicultural education, civic education, social studies education, comparative education, and the foundations of education will find this book to be a valuable resource for discussion and discovery.
See Frank L . Owsley , “ The Pattern of Migration and Settlement on the Southern
Frontier , ” Journal of Southern History 11 ( May 1945 ) : 147 – 76 ; John D . W .
Guice , “ Cattle Raisers of the Old Southwest : A Reinterpretation , ” Western ...
Author: Brooks Blevins
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Cattle raising today is the most widely practiced form of agriculture in Alabama and ranks second only to the poultry industry in terms of revenue. Brooks Blevins not only relates the development and importance of the industry to agricultural practices but also presents it as an integral component of southern history, inextricably linked to issues of sectional politics, progressivism, race and class struggles, and rural depopulation. Most historians believe cattle were first introduced by the Spanish explorers and missionaries during the early decades of the 16th century. Native Americans quickly took up cattle raising, and the practice was reinforced with the arrival of the French and the British. By 1819--after massive immigration of Anglo-American herders, farmers, and planters--cattle played an integral role in the territory's agriculture and economy. Despite the dominance of the cotton industry during the antebellum period, cattle herding continued to grow and to become identified as an important part of the region's agriculture. In the early decades of the 20th century, the boll weevil drove many planters out of the cotton business. These planters adopted a midwestern model of cattle raising consisting of purebred English breeds, enclosed pastures, scientific breeding and feeding practices, and intimate cooperation among cattlemen, government agents, and business interests. This model of farming gradually replaced the open range herding tradition.