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Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Martin Ruef

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. This book examines how this institutional change ... More


Inventing George Whitefield

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Whitefield began his missionary career believing that he was a reformer in conversation with the Church of England about religious toleration. By the time Whitefield died in September 1770, he was ... More


True Relics of the Old South: Slave Stereotypes and Tourism

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Images associated with slavery in their own peculiar way made the South a more distinctive vacation spot. These images cleared a path for sectional reconciliation by tightening the bonds between the ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores how and when the South developed as a tourist commodity. It begins in the late 1830s when the first promotional works on the South were published and ended in 1920 when the notion ... More


De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

John F. Kvach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1846 and 1867 J. D. B. De Bow, the editor of De Bow’s Review, promoted agricultural reform, urbanization, industrialization, and commercial development in the nineteenth-century American ... More


Tomorrow Is Another Day: New Women in the New South

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.13
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In this Epilogue, disparate visions of young women in the antebellum South—conservative vs. progressive, reactionary vs. rebellious—are examined, along with the emergence of a conflicted image of ... More


Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old South

John Mayfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033372
eISBN:
9780813039480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033372.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a reappraisal of Southern manhood and identity that uses humor and humorists to carry the reader into the very heart of antebellum culture. What does it mean to be a man in the pre-Civil ... More


Yankee She-Men and Octoroon Electra: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve on Slavery, Race, and Abolition

David Lupher and Elizabeth Vandiver

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the writings of the eminent 19th-century American classicist Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, founder of the first graduate program in classics in the United States and apologist ... More


Scarlett and Her Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book explores the meaning of southern womanhood from the vantage point of young, elite, white women in the Old South during the mid-nineteenth-century. Drawing on the personal writings of more ... More


“Let the Cowards Vote as They Will, I’m for Prohibition Still”: Prohibition and the Southern Cult of Honor

Joe L. Coker

in Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The concept of honor that was deeply ingrained in southern culture during the antebellum period tolerated and even encouraged men to engage in such activities as gambling, drinking, and ... More


“Is It Okay to Talk about Slaves?”: Segregating the Past in Historic Charleston

Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts explore what they call the “highly bifurcated” tourism they found in Charleston, South Carolina, heralded as “America’s Most Historic City.” As Kytle and Roberts ... More


Rebels In War and Peace: Their Ethos and Its Impact

Jason K. Phillips

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the following questions: First, why did some Confederates need “so much cumulative evidence” before they admitted defeat? In other words, how did ... More


Introduction: An Old Foundation for a New South

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the historical and historiographic legacy of J. D. B. De Bow and De Bow’s Review. De Bow’s antebellum editorial contributions created the foundation for a “New South” that ... More


Blushing Brides: Engagement

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Courtship was not always successful in allaying young women's fears of commitment or discouraging them from seeking marriage. Yet young single women in the nineteenth-century Old South did not ... More


Devoted Mothers

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Marriage was an important indicator—and maker—of adult status in the nineteenth-century Old South. It set the stage for well-to-do white women to practice adult responsibilities and enjoy elite ... More


On Flags and Fraternities: Lessons in History in Charles Chesnutt’s “Po’Sandy”

Margaret D. Bauer

in Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the issue of flying the Confederate flag and focuses specifically on Charles Waddell Chesnutt’s conjure tale “Po’ Sandy.” In this tale, Chesnutt illuminates clearly how a ... More


Leaving an Old South, Entering a New South

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores De Bow’s development as a journal editor. He saw New Orleans and the area then known as the Southwest (comprising Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee) as ... More


Home Girls Single Life

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the difficulties that beset young women in the nineteenth-century Old South as they finished college and confronted their adult destiny as wives and mothers. It focuses on the ... More


Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Karen L. Cox (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From battlegrounds to birthplaces and sites in between, heritage tourism has always been part of how the South attracts visitors—and defines itself—yet such sites are often understudied in the ... More


Jews and Negro Slavery in the Old South, 1789–1865

Bertram W. Korn

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the experiences of Jews with Negro slavery in the Old South during the period 1789–1865, that is, from the adoption of the Constitution to the end of the Civil War. It considers ... More


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