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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


Institutional Transformation and Uncertainty

Martin Ruef

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the institutional transformation of the American South after the U.S. Civil War. Although the emancipation of former slaves and political upheavals ... More


Class Structure in the Old and New South

Martin Ruef

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses whether the class structure of the South changed in the postbellum era and whether different individual and locational attributes predicted who would come to occupy preferred ... More


Paths to Development

Martin Ruef

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that familiar paths to economic development such as investments in railroad infrastructure, banking, and market centers, produced unpredictable returns for Southern communities in ... More


Emancipation in Comparative Perspective

Martin Ruef

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter summarizes the evidence gathered for the postbellum South and compares it with other postemancipation projects in the Americas. The common pattern of gradual emancipation seen ... More


Lost Causes and the Civil War

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This short coda discusses how the Civil War figures in the narrative of chance’s rise in America. Though often taken to announce the broad emergence of chance in American thought and culture, the ... More


The Concept of the New Negro and the Realities of Black Culture

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the meaning of the ubiquitous notion of a “New Negro” which appears periodically in postbellum American society. Most scholars have failed to penetrate the rich and varied ... More


“Strike Me If You Dare”: Abused Women of New Orleans and the Right to Be Free from Violence

Ashley Baggett

in Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815217
eISBN:
9781496815255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815217.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

After the Civil War, gender and racial expectations remained fluid. The antebellum social hierarchy could not be completely resurrected and the postbellum society could only function with some sort ... More


The World the Civil War Made

Gregory Downs and Kate Masur (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At the close of the Civil War, it was clear that the military conflict that began in South Carolina and was fought largely east of the Mississippi River had changed the politics, policy, and daily ... More


Stormy Days in Louisiana

Melissa Daggett

in Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810083
eISBN:
9781496810120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810083.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The chapter opens with the arrival of a celebrated Spiritualist from the North, Cora L. V. Hatch Daniels, who has traveled with her baby girl and Colonel Nathan Daniels to New Orleans. ... More


Realist Poetics in American Culture, 1866-1900

Elizabeth Renker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198808787
eISBN:
9780191863660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The terms “poetry” and “realism” have a complex and often oppositional relationship in American literary histories of the postbellum period. The core narrative holds that “realism,” the major ... More


Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina

Shepherd W. McKinley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049243
eISBN:
9780813050065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049243.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Centered near Charleston and Beaufort, the river and land mining industries dominated world production during the 1870s and 1880s. Phosphate mining fueled the rapid growth of local fertilizer ... More


Networks from Above

Michael R. Cohen

in Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479879700
eISBN:
9781479881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879700.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The fourth chapter analyzes the top tier of an ethnic network that brought credit from global financiers to the merchants and farmers of the Gulf South. Through the lens of Lehman Brothers, this ... More


Nostalgia, Modernity, and the Reconstruction Roots of Southern Gospel

Douglas Harrison

in Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036972
eISBN:
9780252094095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036972.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces the emergence of modern southern gospel forward from its Reconstruction roots. It pays attention to the abiding influence of the songbook publisher, songwriter, romantic poet, and ... More


Lynchers versus Due Process: The Forging of Rough Justice

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter treats the Far West, the Upper South, and the Midwest in the mid-to-late 1850s as a laboratory for a variety of lynching violence that would become widespread in the postbellum era. The ... More


Conclusion: Once More, Free

Brian P. Luskey

in On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752289
eISBN:
9780814753484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752289.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter reflects on the changing perceptions of clerkship that arose in postbellum America. The Civil War had offered some opportunities for these young men to exercise their manhood ... More


“American by Nationality yet Irish by Race”: Citizenship in the Wake of the Civil War, 1865–1880

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter demonstrates that, with social relations in a state of flux after the war, many Irish editors pressed an agenda that sought to break down, rather than build up, walls around the American ... More


Crane and the Tyranny of Twelve

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Stephen Crane published his classic novel about the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage, in 1895, a full three decades after hostilities ended. Crane's tale, a major document of American realism, ... More


The Politics of Liberal Reform

Leslie Butler

in Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler.9
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses political reform through an examination of transatlantic liberal ideas about public opinion, political participation, and the party system. Liberal men of letters demonstrated ... More


Introduction

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book begins by focusing on one of the earliest race histories of the postbellum period, The Rising Son; or, Antecedents of the Colored Race, authored by fugitive slave and abolitionist William ... More


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