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Making a New South: Race, Leadership, and Community After the Civil War

Making a New South: Race, Leadership, and Community After the Civil War (Hardback)

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By focusing on specific communities, these essays examine the efforts of individuals and small groups to build their vision of the New South. Ranging across the region, from Texas to Virginia, the essays examine specific events at the city or state level. Naturally, politics and race play a major role, from white Republicans in post-emancipation North Carolina to Northern Mississippi Rural Legal Services in the 1970s. Depression-era Atlanta, segregated Louisville, South Carolina governors, and the way memory affects race in twentieth-century Waco are among the broad range of studies offered in this collection. The contributors to "Making a New South" explore how white southerners attempted to rebuild their society after suffering defeat during the Civil War and how black southerners worked to establish themselves as free people with all the rights they believed that emancipation had promised to them. Collectively, these essays reveal the public endeavors of idealistic and pragmatic southerners of all races, including preachers, politicians, and public servants, to remake their world in the century following Reconstruction.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryAmerican Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University Press of Florida Publication Date: 15/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780813030678  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Paul A. Cimbala is professor of history at Fordham University and author of Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865-1870, which won the Georgia Historical Society's Malcolm and Murial Barrow Bell Award. Barton C. Shaw, professor of history at Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania, is the author The Wool-Hat Boys: Georgia's Populist Party, recipient of the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award

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