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Stories of the South : Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915

By: Prince, K. Stephen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (334 p.).ISBN: 9781469615561.Subject(s): Group identity -- Southern States | National characteristics, American | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Southern States -- History -- 1865-1951 | Southern States -- In literature | Southern States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stories of the South : Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915DDC classification: 305.800975 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Southern Question; PART I: Reconstruction, 1865-1880; 1 Imagining the South; 2 Of Carpetbags and Klans; PART II: Construction, 1880-1895; 3 New South, New North; 4 The Pen and the Sword; 5 Performing Race, Staging Slavery; PART III: Destruction, 1890-1915; 6 Jim Crow Nation; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Southern Question; PART I: Reconstruction, 1865-1880; 1 Imagining the South; 2 Of Carpetbags and Klans; PART II: Construction, 1880-1895; 3 New South, New North; 4 The Pen and the Sword; 5 Performing Race, Staging Slavery; PART III: Destruction, 1890-1915; 6 Jim Crow Nation; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z

Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915

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This book examines the 50 years following the Civil War by recounting the "stories" of the South as told in a variety of media, among them, speeches, art, theater, cartoons, music, and all manner of writings. Prince (Univ. of South Florida) relies on the public discourse on what the South should become by scrutinizing artifacts of the popular culture of the period. Covering radical Reconstruction into the Jim Crow era, he makes the fairly standard argument that in early Reconstruction, northerners set the direction in which the New South was heading, but that by the late 19th and early 20th centuries white southerners, with the tacit consent of the North, had taken the wheel and were guiding the region into the abysmal swamp of Jim Crow. Prince's reliance almost exclusively on the popular culture relics of the time is effective overall, although his attempt to dispute the "reunion model" of previous Reconstruction historians, while a provocative and potentially useful concept, is not fully supported here. The author does pay some attention to the efforts of southern blacks to forge their own identities in this new order. Well written and well researched, the book provides fresh scholarship on a well-studied era of US history. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty; general readers. --Meredith Daniel, Piedmont Technical College Library

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