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Intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860 : an abridged edition of Conjectures of order

Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : [Abridged ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Brien
ISBN: 9780807834008 0807834009 9780807872680 0807872687
OCLC Number: 441211473
Description: x, 385 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the position and course of the South --
The softened echo of the world --
All the tribes, all the productions of nature --
A volley of words --
The shape of a history --
Pride and power --
Philosophy and faith --
Epilogue : cool brains.
Responsibility: Michael O'Brien ; foreword by Daniel Walker Howe.

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