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Reinterpreting Southern Histories: Essays in Historiography Paperback – March 18, 2020
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A sweeping historiographical collection, Reinterpreting Southern Histories updates and expands upon the iconic volumes Writing Southern History and Interpreting Southern History, both published by Louisiana State University Press. With nineteen original essays cowritten by some of the most prominent historians working in southern history today, this volume boldly explores the current state, methods, innovations, and prospects of the richly diverse and transforming field of southern history.
Two scholars at different stages of their careers coauthor each essay, working collaboratively to provide broad knowledge of the most recent historiography and an expansive vision for historiographical contexts. This innovative approach provides an intellectual connection with the earlier volumes while reflecting cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Underlying each essay is the cultural turn of the 1980s and 1990s, which introduced the use of language and cultural symbols and the influence of gender studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies. The essays also rely less on framing the South as a distinct region and more on contextualizing it within national and global conversations.
Reinterpreting Southern Histories, like the two classic volumes that preceded it, serves as both a comprehensive analysis of the current historiography of the South and a reinterpretation of that history, reaching new conclusions for enduring questions and establishing the parameters of future debates.
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Of the writing of southern history there seems to be no end, and it just keeps getting increasingly analytical and more geographically, topically, and methodologically expansive. Reinterpreting Southern History is an indispensable guide to the last four decades of this fertile field of historical inquiry, and each of the nineteen co-authored chapters, along with the introduction, provide undeniable evidence of the sophistication and importance of the ongoing scholarship. -- John B. Boles, author of "A Companion to the American South"
Reinterpreting Southern Histories’ twenty insightful essays explore how, in recent decades, historians have brought new perspectives to traditional topics in southern history even as they developed new avenues for understanding the South. It provides an invaluable resource for anyone serious about studying the South or anyone interested in understanding the approaches and attitudes of the historians who study it. -- Gaines M. Foster, author of "Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1912"
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Reinterpreting Southern Histories is an extraordinarily valuable collection of essays that sets a new standard of excellence in Southern historiography. -- Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice"
About the Author
Craig Thompson Friend is Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor of History at North Carolina State University and the author or editor of nine books, including Southern Manhood, Death and the American South, and Family Values in the Old South.
Lorri Glover is the John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in History at Saint Louis University and the author of six books, including The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution and Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries.
- Publisher : LSU Press (March 18, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0807173460
- ISBN-13 : 978-0807173466
- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.42 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,682,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Programs like Ken Burn's "Civil War" paint a shallow and stereotyped version of history when compared to this book. I guess Ken Burns had to in order to attract and hold the attention of the PBS "audience." No wonder Americans are so confused.
I recommend this book to any serous student of American history.
2. Oriented Towards The Ocean The Colonial South / Justin Roberts
3. The South In The Revolutionary Era And Early Republic / Peter S. Onuf
4. Nineteenth-Century Enslavement Of Africans And African Americans In The United States / Edward E. Baptist
Gender And Sexuality In The Old South / Emily West
5. On The Banks Of The James Or The Congaree Antebellum Political Economy / John D. Majewski
6. From Reconciliation To Reckoning Historiography of the South and the Civil War / Stephen Berry
7. Against Synthesis Diverse Approaches to the History of Reconstruction / Elaine S. Frantz
8. The Historiography Of The Black South From Reconstruction to Jim Crow / Claudrena N. Harold
9. New stories for a "new south" Race-Making, Ethnic Diversity, Urbanization, and Gendered Politics / Ted Ownby
10. "We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest" The Civil Rights Movement / Cherisse Jones-Branch
11. Gender And Sexuality In The Twentieth-Century South / Megan Taylor Shockley
12. From the Great Depression To The "End Of Southern History"? / Jason Morgan Ward
13. The South In Global And Transnational Contexts / Marko Maunula
14. The Native South / Theda Perdue
15. Southern Religious History / Paul Harvey
16. Race, Power, And The Law Southern Legal and Constitutional History / Charles L. Zelden
17. Southern Environmental History / William Thomas Okie
18. The Transformation Of Southern Intellectual History / David Moltke-Hansen.