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Introduction

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of Simkins's eccentric behavior and major scholarly accomplishments. It then considers his concerns over the collapse of white supremacy and ... More


William Faulkner and Southern History

Joel Williamson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

William Faulkner more than any other writer is intimately associated with the South about which he wrote. This biography reveals the man and his family and the ways in which southern culture and his ... More


“The Facts Speak Loudly Enough” Exploring Early Southern Black History

Peter H. Wood

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses that matters of race had always played a great part in the story of southern history. It explains that the public gains only glimpses of the early southern black history: white ... More


The LSU Years

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the fall of 1948, Francis Simkins arrived on the campus of Louisiana State University to begin a one-year appointment as visiting professor of history, a temporary replacement for Bell I. Wiley, ... More


Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power

Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056975
eISBN:
9780813053752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056975.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power presents fresh and original scholarship that reexamines and reinterprets the field. The first collection of essays on southern labor ... More


“Saturated” with the Past: William Faulkner, C. Vann Woodward, and the “Burden” of Southern History

James C. Cobb

in Faulkner and History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how “two of the South's ablest interpreters, William Faulker and C. Vann Woodward, may have complemented, supplemented, or contradicted each other as they examined a common time ... More


Seeing in the Dark Houses: History and Obscurity in and

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter uses historicist criticism of William Faulkner to suggest a limit to even the best approaches to this deeply historical writer. Attending to what his novels cannot say—or—see about ... More


Blood and Ink: historicizing the civil war dead

Ian Finseth

in The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190848347
eISBN:
9780190848378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter investigates the ways in which the Civil War dead appeared in nineteenth-century histories of the war. As the practice and philosophy of history both evolved, the dead provided a means ... More


Tourism, Landscape, and History in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Richard D. Starnes

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/9780813042374.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the National Park system and showcases how the landscape and even southern history were manipulated to develop a particular experience ... More


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

Jessica M. Parr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1770, English missionary George Whitefield died in Newburyport, Massachusetts. His death marked the start of a complex legacy that in many ways rendered Whitefield more powerful and influential in ... More


Introduction: Loving Kindness and Cultural Citizenship in the Jewish South

Caroline E. Light

in That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854530
eISBN:
9781479859542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854530.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book challenges northern-centric perspectives on American Jewish history by looking south to uncover the roots of Jewish ... More


Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American South has experienced remarkable change over the past half century. Black voter registration has increased, the region’s politics have shifted from one-party Democratic to the ... More


Conclusion

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the four decades since Francis Simkins's death in the 1960s, the writing of southern history has undergone immense changes. Gender theory and a greater focus on minorities have blossomed in ... More


Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Elizabeth Anne Payne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Anne Firor Scott’s The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830–1930 stirred a keen interest among historians in both the approach and message of her book. Using women’s diaries, letters, and ... 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


Judgment, Grace, Race, and the Transcendental Blues: The Study of Religion in the South in the Era of Charles Reagan Wilson

Paul Harvey

in Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496820471
eISBN:
9781496820518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820471.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the past, present, and future of southern religious history and suggests how much of Charles Reagan Wilson's academic lifetime of work has foreshadowed, shaped, and developed ... More


Afterword: Charles Reagan Wilson as Scholar, Editor, Innovator, and Resonator

Ted Ownby

in Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496820471
eISBN:
9781496820518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820471.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This afterword looks at a few of the features of Charles Reagan Wilson's scholarship that led so many people to gather to talk about southern religion and southern culture. Of the several ways ... More


A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Stephanie Hinnershitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633695
eISBN:
9781469633718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633695.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A Different Shade of Justice uncovers Asian Americans’ fight for civil and human rights in the American South during the twentieth century. In the Jim Crow South, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and ... More


Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The reconstruction-era Ku-Klux Klan emerged as a solution to the problem of southern white defeat and black empowerment. Through Klan terror, white southern men tried both to reestablish their local ... More


Introduction

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Scholars and observers of the South have long predicted that southern identity would soon go the way of the dodo bird. In this chapter we discuss the reasons for this prediction and lay out the ... More


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