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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.
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Michael O'Brien has masterfully abridged his award-winning two-volume intellectual history of the Old South, Conjectures of Order . Here he succinctly and fluidly surveys the lives and works of many significant Southern intellectuals, including John C. Calhoun, Louisa McCord, James Henley Thornwell, and George Fitzhugh. He offers a new understanding of the South by describing a place neither monolithic nor out of  Read more...
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O'Brien, Michael, 1948 Apr. 13-
Intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009046322
(OCoLC)441211473
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Brien
ISBN: 9780807895641 0807895644 9781469604015 1469604019
OCLC Number: 658198605
Description: 1 online resource (x, 385 p.)
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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Presenting intellectual history of the Old South, this title depicts a culture that was simultaneously national, postcolonial, and imperial, influenced by European intellectual traditions, yet also  Read more...

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