Synopses & Reviews
"C. Vann Woodward's Strange Careeer is one of the most important works to an American historian of any period. Not only is Strange Career a great work of history, it is history. It is still enthralling students today."--Carlos Blanton, Rice University
"This classic study of the history of segregation in the United States still has much to teach us."--The Diversity Factor
"A unique, revealing, and 'eye-opening' volume that deals with a most sensitive aspect of U.S. history."--Arthur E. Chapman, University of Miami
Praise for previous editions:
"Excellent perspective of development of Jim Crow laws in South and , what is unusual, in the North. The revision has a good analysis of the irony of modern black separatism."--Ben F. Fordney, James Madison Univ.
"A witty, learned, and unsettling book...a book of permanent significance."--Robert Penn Warren
"A landmark in the history of American race relations."--David Herbert Donald
"I have used this work as a required reading in my freshman-level U.S. history class for twenty-two years and found it a most appropriate assignment."--Peter Sehlinger, Indiana University, Indianapolis
"Absolutely useful."--Jennie La Monte, University of New Hampshirs
About the Author
The late C. Vann Woodward
, former Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, wrote and edited several history books, including Mary Chestnut's Civil War
, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.