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The South as an American problem

Author: Larry J Griffin; Don Harrison Doyle
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1995.
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In this volume, twelve authors take a challenging new look at the South. Departing from the issue that has lately preoccupied observers of the South - the region's waning cultural distinctiveness - the contributors instead look at the dynamics of the region's long-troubled relationship with the rest of the nation. What they discover allows us all to view the current state and future course of the South, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry J Griffin; Don Harrison Doyle
ISBN: 0820317292 9780820317298 0820317527 9780820317526
OCLC Number: 31519057
Description: ix, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why was the South a problem to America? / Larry J. Griffin --
How American is the American South? / David L. Carlton --
Climate and southern pessimism : the natural history of an idea, 1500-1800 / Joyce E. Chaplin --
Slavery as an American problem / James Oakes --
Slavery, secession, and reconstruction as American problems? Don H. Doyle --
The south, the Supreme Court, and race relations, 1890-1965 / James W. Ely Jr. --
Since 1965 : the South and civil rights / Hugh Davis Graham --
The South as an economic problem : fact or fiction? / Robert A. Margo --
Blues for Atticus Finch : Scottsboro, Brown, and Harper Lee / Eric J. Sundquist --
Black southerners, shared experience, and place : a reflection / Jimmie Lewis Franklin --
Race and southern literature : "The problem" in the work of Louis D. Rubin Jr. / Michael Kreyling --
The end of the South as an American problem / John Egerton.
Responsibility: edited by Larry J. Griffin and Don H. Doyle.
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This work discusses the modern South's image as a people and place at odds with mainstream American ideals and values. From the South's climate to its religion to its outpouring of literature, it  Read more...

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