The Old South: New Studies of Society and Culture

1st Edition

J. William Harris

Routledge
Published December 4, 2007
Textbook - 344 Pages
ISBN 9780415957298 - CAT# RT5729X
Series: Rewriting Histories

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Summary

In this, the re-titled second edition of Society and Culture in the Slave South, J. William Harris selects the most recent and original scholarship in the field of the antebellum South published since 1992, when the first edition appeared. The present volume illustrates both the continuities and new developments in antebellum Southern history, starting from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and moving into work that challenges their traditional reading of the slave South as a "paternalist" society. The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the slave South, and a "Guide to Further Reading."

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