A readable and interesting book that . . . provides a vivid portrait of the evolution of one southern city during this trying period. It is a most worthy contribution to the literature of the South and to urban history generally.--John Ingham, Journal of American HistoryOne of the most hotly debated issues in the historical study of race relations is the question of how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected social relations in the South. Did the War leave class and race hierarchies intact? Or did it mark the profound disruption of a longstanding social order?Yankee Town, Southern Cityexamines how the members of the southern community of Lynchburg, Virginia experienced four distinct but overlapping events--Secession, Civil War, Black Emancipation, and Reconstruction. By looking at life in the grog shop, at the military encampment, on the street corner, and on the shop floor, Steven Elliott Tripp illustrates the way in which ordinary people influenced the contours of race and class relations in their town.
Series: American Social Experience (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 14.99
Weight (kg): 0.5