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The Old South's Modern Worlds

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Introduction Reimagining the Old South- L. Diane Barnes, Brian Schoen, and Frank Towers ; Part One: The South in a World of Nations ; Part Two: Slavery in a Modernizing Society ; Part Three: Material Progress and Its Discontents ; Part Four: The Blurred Boundaries of Southern Culture ; Part Five: The Long View of the Old South ; Afterword -Michael O'Brien (University of Cambridge) ; Conclusion The Future of the Old South- L. Diane Barnes, Brian Schoen, and Frank Towers

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DB: Associate Professor of History, Youngstown State University; FT: Associate Professor of History, University of Calgary; BS: Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University


Students and specialists alike will find this collection extraordinarily helpful in placing the Old South within the modernizing world of the nineteenth century. Engaging, insightful and provocative, these essays will become a familiar landmark in the historiography of the South. * John Majewski, University of California, Santa Barbara * The contributors comprise some of the leading younger scholars in the field, and they engage with the subject and with each other in genuinely original and innovative ways that reflect the most recent research questions, and answers, relating to slavery and the South. Absolutely ideal for teaching purposes. * American Nineteenth Century History * A provocative collection of original essays. * The Journal of Southern History * This is a volume of insight, learning, and intellectual verve, sure to spark wide discussion. * Journal of American History *

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