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The South and America since World War II

Author: James C Cobb
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive history of the American South since World War II, offering a brisk, but comprehensive and authoritative narrative of politics, race, economics, and culture.

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Cobb
ISBN: 9780195166514 0195166515 0195166507 9780195166507
OCLC Number: 664658757
Description: xvii, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: "The democracy they fought for": the postwar assault on Jim Crow --
"For us or against us": massive resistance and the civil rights awakening --
"The dominant psychology ... is no longer agrarian": from farm to factory and town to city --
"From a thousand streets in a hundred towns": how the civil rights movement "overcame" --
"The whole United States is southern!" the politics of backlash, North and South --
"A foretaste of the new America": the South rejoins the Union, and vice versa --
"Just what the more ardent Confederates always wanted": poverty, power, and the rise of the Southern Rim --
"A favorable business climate": the price of progress in the sunbelt South --
"I'm not a feminist, but ... ": women, work, and the problem of change --
"First and last a southerner": whites, blacks, and southern identity after Jim Crow --
"I wouldn't have it any other way": division and diversity in the contemporary South --
"The root of so many problems facing the country": why America still needs the South.
Responsibility: James C. Cobb.

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