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ix, 171 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 I. Appearances Chapter 5 II. The Opportunity to Earn a Dollar Chapter 6 III. Pray, Shout, and Sing Chapter 7 IV. Pedagogs and Pupils Chapter 8 V. "In All Things Social" Chapter 9 VI. Manners and Morals Chapter 10 VII. Political Participation Chapter 11 Epilogue Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761851059 20160602
Historians and other scholars often use first-hand accounts, including contemporary observations, as sources for study of the past. These types of sources are valuable, especially when used in conjunction with other documents, as they help us to approximate the past. This study uses these types of sources to attain glimpses of African American life in the post-emancipation South. Spanning from the 1860s through the New Deal, this study incorporates a broad cross-section of the views of European travelers and Euro-American visitors from the North, based upon travel books as well as articles and essays from periodicals and scholarly journals. The study synthesizes the outsiders' observations and assesses their summaries' overall validity for increasing our understanding of the lives of blacks in the post-emancipation South. Furthermore, these accounts allow for a reconstruction of African American life and labor in the major aspects of black culture-religion, education, politics, criminal justice, employment and entrepreneurship, social life and status-of the times. The work is constructed in the context of contemporary anthropology, ethnography, psychology, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761851059 20160602
Green Library
x, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Republican radicalism
  • Race, class, and republican virtue in the Knights of Labor
  • The Knights of Labor in Richmond, Virginia
  • The Knights of Labor in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Race and the populist "Hayseed Revolution"
  • Race and the agrarian revolt in Georgia
  • Race and the agrarian revolt in Virginia
  • Class, status, power, and the interracial project
  • Appendix: data collection, sources, and methods.
A lauded contribution to historical sociology, "Class and the Color Line" is an analysis of organizing across racial lines by two labor movements in the U.S. South during the 1880s and the 1890s. The Knights of Labor and the Populists were the largest and most influential labour movements of their day, and the first to undertake large-scale organizing in the former Confederate states, where they attempted to recruit African Americans as fellow labourers and voters. Scholars have long debated whether the two movements were genuine in their efforts to enroll black workers. Joseph Gerteis argues that that debate is misguided. At different moments and in various settings, the Knights and the Populists included some non-whites and excluded others. Where and why they drew racial boundaries are the subjects of Class and the Color Line. Gerteis moves back and forth between broader examinations of the movement and more specific investigations of local organizing. At the movement level, his analysis is based on data from the central journals of the Knights of Labor and the two major Populist organizations, the Farmers Alliance and the People's Party. These organizational narratives reveal how the movements defined their own interests and identities, and how they made sense of the tangled boundaries between race and class. Gerteis explores how these collective narratives motivated action in specific contexts: in Richmond and Atlanta in the case of the Knights of Labor, and in Virginia and Georgia in that of the Populists. In the process, he demonstrates how local material, political, and social conditions enabled or constrained interracial organizing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822342243 20160528
Green Library
x, 376 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Ulrich Bonnell Phillips and the beginnings of southern history / Junius P. Rodriguez
  • Broadus Mitchell: economic historian of the South / Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
  • E. Merton Coulter and the political culture of southern historiography / Fred Arthur Bailey
  • Frank L. Owsley's plain folk of the old South after fifty years / Anthony Gene Carey
  • W.E.B. du Bois: ambiguous journey to the Black working class / Joe W. Trotter
  • Rupert B. Vance: a sociologist's view of the South / John Shelton Reed and Daniel Joseph Singal
  • Charles S. Sydnor's quest for a suitable past / Fred Arthur Bailey
  • W.J. Cash: a native son confronts the past / Bruce Clayton
  • Defining t̓he South's number one problem:̓ V.O. Key, Jr., and the study of twentieth-century southern politics / Kari Frederickson
  • C. Vann Woodward, southern historian / John Herbert Roper
  • John Hope Franklin: southern history in black and white / John White
  • A. Elizabeth Taylor: searching for southern suffragists / Judith N. Mcarthur
  • David M. Potter: Lincoln, abundance, and sectional crisis / David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
  • David Herbert Donald: southerner as historian of the nation / Jean H. Baker
  • Kenneth Stampp's peculiar reputation / James Oakes
  • Continuity and change: George Brown Tindall and the post-reconstruction South / Susan Youngblood Ashmore
  • Anne Firor Scott: writing women into southern history / Anastatia Sims
  • Ethos without ethic:̓ Samuel S. Hill and southern religious history / Ted Ownby.
Historian Glenn Feldman gathers together a group of essays that examine the efforts of important scholars to discuss and define the South's distinctiveness. The volume includes 18 chapters on such notable historians as John Hope Franklin, Anne Firor Scott, Frank L. Owsley, W. J. Cash, and C. Vann Woodward, written by 19 different researchers, both senior historians and emerging scholars, including Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, John Shelton Reed, Bruce Clayton, and Ted Ownby. The essays examine the major work or works of each scholar under consideration as well as that scholar's overall contribution to the study of southern history. Reading Southern History will enlighten readers on the more compelling themes currently and traditionally explored by southern historians. It will appeal greatly to professors and students as a valuable multidisciplinary introduction to the study of southern history, since several of the essays are on scholars who are working outside the discipline of history proper, in the fields of political science, sociology, journalism, and economics. Feldman's collection, therefore, sheds light on a broad spectrum of themes important in southern history, including the plight of poor whites, race, debates over race and class, the "reconstruction syndrome, " continuity versus discontinuity in relation to blacks and whites, and regional culture and distinctiveness. Reading Southern History will be valuable to students and scholars of women's studies, African American history, working-class history, and ethnic studies, as well as traditional southern history. Most important, the publication makes a significant contribution to the development and ongoing study of the historiography of the South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817310998 20160528
Green Library


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