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American South 1500-1877 : A Short History, 1500-1877 - J. William Harris

American South 1500-1877

A Short History, 1500-1877


Published: 1st September 2005
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This concise overview of the history and historiography of the American South puts the major problems and issues of that region into clear, accessible prose. <br><ul><br><li>Examines the major problems and issues of the Old South in clear, accessible prose. <br><li>Covers the development of European outposts in the 16th Century, the Southern colonies, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War and its aftermath. <br><li>Explores the underlying topics and themes of the Southern way of life.</li></ul>

"J. William Harris's text offers an excellent and longoverdue synthesis of recent scholarship on many different aspectsof Southern history from the early seventeenth century through theera of Civil War and Reconstruction. Sensibly organized andbeautifully written, it is a work that students will find readilyaccessible. It is a must for the classroom." B.C. Wood, University of Cambridge

"This slim volume provides a crisp, up-to-date account ofthe South's emergence as a distinctive, self-consciousregion. Harris writes an engrossing narrative that is as convincingas it is readable." Jane T. Censer, George MasonUniversity

"An uncommonly good book by an especially talentedhistorian, J. William Harris's The Making of the AmericanSouth is the panoramic story of many Souths told crisply andelegantly and with searching clarity. Gracefully written andthoroughly edifying, it is a terrific read." Mark M.Smith, University of South Carolina

"This rich and readable introduction to the South fromearly exploration through the Civil War and Reconstruction deservesa wide audience of both students and general readers. Full of freshinsights and reflecting the latest scholarship on the region, William Harris's narrative is concise and fast-paced, yetnever shirks from the complexity or diversity that has always madethe southern past so intriguing." John C. Inscoe, University of Georgia



Map: The United States in 1860.


Part I: Before Southern History.

1. Before the South.

2. Colonials Become Americans.

3. Southern Power in the New Nation.


Part II: Making the Old South.

4. An American Slave Society.

5. The Politics of Slavery and the Road to Secession.

6. Civil Wars.

7. The Reconstruction of the South and the Construction of Southern History.


Bibliographical Note.


ISBN: 9780631209645
ISBN-10: 0631209646
Series: Problems in American History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 17.78  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1