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Major Problems in History of the American South Volume 2, Second Edition (Major Problems in American History Series)
Synopses & Reviews
The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.
About the Author
Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.
Table of Contents
1. What Is the South? ESSAYS W. J. Cash, The Continuity of Southern History C. Vann Woodward, The Discontinuity of Southern History David L. Smiley, Quest for a Central Theme John B. Boles, The Difficulty of Consensus on the South 2. Reconstructing the South DOCUMENTS Constitutional Amendments 13, 14, and 15 The Military Reconstruction Act, 1867 J. R. Johnson Preaches on Marriage Covenants and Legal Rights, 1866 Edward Coleman Seeks Child Custody, 1866 A Southern Newspaper Denounces Reconstruction, 1869 Congressional Testimony on the Ku Klux Klan, 1871 Instructions to Red Shirts in South Carolina, 1876 Thomas Nast Views Reconstruction, 1865, 1874 ESSAYS Laura F. Edwards, "The Marriage Covenant Is at the Foundation of All Our Rights" William C. Harris, Carpetbaggers in Reality Eric Foner, Black Activism and the Ku Klux Klan 3. Land and Labor in the New South DOCUMENTS A Sharecropping Contract, 1886 A Crop Lien, 1876 Nate Shaw's Story (c. 1910), 1971 William Alexander Percy views Sharecropping, 1941 William A. Owens Comments on Tenant Farm Life in 1906 Tenants and Farmers Assess the New South, 1887-1889 ESSAYS Jonathan M. Wiener, Bound Labor in Southern Agriculture Sharon Ann Holt, Freedpeople Working for Themselves 4. Industry, Workers, and the Myth of the New South DOCUMENTS Speeches by Henry W. Grady on the New South, 1886, 1889 D. A. Tompkins on the New South, c. 1900 The Myth of the "Cotton Mill Campaign," 1921 A Black Entrepreneur Builds a Cotton Mill, 1896 Mill Workers' Comments on the New South, 1887 Bertha Miller Recalls Her Days as a Cotton Mill Girl (1915), 1984 Appalachian Coal Mines and Laborers ESSAYS C. Vann Woodward, The Rise of Southern Industry Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James L. Leloudis II, The Lives and Labors of the Cotton Mill People Daniel Letwin, Interracial Unionism and Gender in the Alabama Coalfields, 1878-1908 5. From Redeemers to Populists DOCUMENTS Letters from Alliance Women in Texas, 1888 Farmers Describe the Crisis, 1890s The Ocala Platform, 1890 Tom Watson's Strategy, 1892 A Populist Speaker Responds, 1898 ESSAYS Dewey Grantham, Forging the Solid South Edward L. Ayers, Alliances and Populists 6. Race, Violence, Disfranchisement, and Segregation DOCUMENTS Ida B. Wells Reports the Horrors of Lynching in the South, 1892 Lynching in the United States, 1882-1930 Literacy Test and Poll Tax, 1899 Black Leaders Fight Disfranchisement, 1895 Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 Democrats Fight Back: The White-Supremacy Campaign, 1898 Walter White Remembers the Atlanta Race Riot, 1906 ESSAYS Joel Williamson, A Rage for Order David Montejano, The Culture of Segregation 7. Southern Religion and the Lost Cause DOCUMENTS Two Hymns W. E. B. Du Bois on the Faith of the Fathers, 1903 Sermon of John Lakin Brasher Lillian Smith on Lessons About God and Guilt U.D.C. Catechism for Children, 1912 Katherine Du Pre Lumpkin on the Lost Cause ESSAYS Paul Harvey, Redeeming the South Charles Reagan Wilson, The Lost Cause as Civil Religion Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Women, Religion, and the Lost Cause 8. The Progressive South in the Age of Jim Crow: Promise and Pardox DOCUMENTS Charles W. Dabney on the Public-School Problem in the South, 1901 Edgar Gardner Murphy on Child Labor in Alabama, 1901 The Southern Sociological Congress's Agenda for Reforming the South, 1914 Hoke Smith's Gubernatorial Inaugural Address, 1907 Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895 W.E.B. Du Bois Denounces Washington's Accommodationist Policies, 1903 ESSAYS Dewey W. Grantham, The Promise of Southern Progressivism William A. Link, The Paradox of Southern Progressivism 9. New Women, New South, New Prospects DOCUMENTS Rebecca Latimer Felton Endorses Prohibition, 1985 Anita Julia cooper's "Voice from the South," 1892 Mary Church Terrell Speaks on the Role of Modern Woman Women Urge President Woodrow Wilson to Endorse Suffrage, 1914 Anitsuffragists Raise the Race issue Annie Webb Blanton Runs for State Office, 1918 ESSAYS Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Womenhood, Race, and the WCTU, 1881-1898 Jacqueline Anne Rouse, The Atlanta Neighborhood Union, 1908-1924 Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South 10. In Search of the Modern South DOCUMENTS John Crowe Ransom Takes a Stand for the Agrarian Way of Life, 1930 Leading Southern Cities, 1920 (map) First International Pageant of Pulchritude, Galveston, Texas, c. 1926 Ku Klux Klan Propaganda The Reverend Amazi Clarence Dixon on the Evils of Evolution, 1922 Dr William L. Poteat Criticizes Fundamentalism, 1925 ESSAYS Richard H. King, Explaining the Southern Renaissance Nancy Maclean, Mobilizing the Invisible Army Willard B. Gatewood, Jr.,After Scopes: Evolution in the South 11. Turning Points? The New Deal and World War II DOCUMENTS Florence Reece's "Which Side Are You On?" 1931 Huey Long, "Every Man a King," 1933 The President's Council Reports on Southern Economic Conditions, 1938 The Tenant Child Dorothea Lange Photographs the Depression Perspectives on "What the Negro Wants," 1944 Smith v. Allwright, 1944 ESSAYS Martha H. Swain, A New Deal for Southern Women James C. Cobb, The Impact of World War II on the American South 12. Race Relations and Freedom Struggles DOCUMENTS Melton McLaurin Recalls Segregation Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954 The Southern Manifesto, 1956 Jo Ann Gibson Robinson on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955 Letter from Alabama Clergy, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963 SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1964 ESSAYS David L. Chappell, White Southerners and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Clayborne Carson, Black Freedom Struggles 13. Race, Politics, and Religion in the Recent South DOCUMENTS Jimmy Carter's Gubernatorial Inaugural Address, 1971 Interviews with a Republican and a Democratic Leader, 1981, 1982 Cartoonist Doug Marlette's View of Political Segregation, 1985 Andrew Young's State of the City Address, 1989 Southern Baptists Apologize for Slavery and Racism, 1995 The Religious Right Joins the Republican Party, 1980-1992 The Solid South, 1996 Republican Party Advances in the South, 1980-1998 (map) ESSAYS David R. Goldfield, Beyond Race in the Modern South Earl Black and Merle Black, The Vital South Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, The New Christian Right in Virginia 14. The South Lives (Moves) On ESSAYS Bruce J. Schulman, From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt Raymond Arsenault, Air Conditioner and Southern Culture Howard L. Preston, Will Dixie Disappear?
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