Major Problems in the History of the American South Vol. 2 : Documents and Essays

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1999-04-06
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The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

Table of Contents

What Is the South?
The Continuity of Southern History
The Discontinuity of Southern History
Quest for a Central Theme
The Difficulty of Consensus on the South
Reconstructing the South
Constitutional Amendments 13, 14, and 15
The Military Reconstruction Act, 1867
Preaches on Marriage Covenants and Legal Rights, 1866
Seeks Child Custody, 1866
A Southern Newspaper Denounces Reconstruction, 1869
Congressional Testimony on the Ku Klux Klan, 1871
Instructions to Red Shirts in South Carolina, 1876
Thomas Nast Views Reconstruction, 1865, 1874
"The Marriage Covenant Is at the Foundation of All Our Rights"
Carpetbaggers in Reality Eric Foner, Black Activism and the Ku Klux Klan
Land and Labor in the New South
A Sharecropping Contract, 1886
A Crop Lien, 1876
Nate Shaw's Story (c. 1910), 1971 William Alexander
Percy views Sharecropping, 1941 William A. Owens
Comments on Tenant Farm Life in 1906
Tenants and Farmers Assess the New South, 1887-1889
Bound Labor in Southern Agriculture
Freedpeople Working for Themselves
Industry, Workers, and the Myth of the New South
Speeches by Henry W. Grady on the New South, 1886, 1889
D. A. Tompkins on the New South, c. 1900
The Myth of the "Cotton Mill Campaign," 1921
A Black Entrepreneur Builds a Cotton Mill, 1896
Mill Workers' Comments on the New South, 1887
Bertha Miller Recalls Her Days as a Cotton Mill Girl (1915), 1984
Appalachian Coal Mines and Laborers
The Rise of Southern Industry
The Lives and Labors of the Cotton Mill People
Interracial Unionism and Gender in the Alabama Coalfields, 1878-1908
From Redeemers to Populists
Letters from Alliance Women in Texas, 1888
Farmers Describe the Crisis, 1890s
The Ocala Platform, 1890
Tom Watson's Strategy, 1892
A Populist Speaker Responds, 1898
Forging the Solid South
Alliances and Populists
Race, Violence, Disfranchisement, and Segregation
Ida B. Wells Reports the Horrors of Lynching in the South, 1892
Lynching in the United States, 1882-1930
Literacy Test and Poll Tax, 1899
Black Leaders Fight Disfranchisement, 1895
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Democrats Fight Back: The White-Supremacy Campaign, 1898
Walter White Remembers the Atlanta Race Riot, 1906
A Rage for Order
The Culture of Segregation
Southern Religion and the Lost Cause
Two Hymns W. E. B. Du Bois on the Faith of the Fathers, 1903
Sermon of John Lakin Brasher Lillian Smith on Lessons About God and Guilt U.D.C. Catechism for Children, 1912
Katherine Du Pre Lumpkin on the Lost Cause
Redeeming the South
The Lost Cause as Civil Religion
Turner, Women, Religion, and the Lost Cause
The Progressive South in the Age of Jim Crow: Promise and Pardox
Charles W. Dabney on the Public-School Problem in the South, 1901
Edgar Gardner Murphy on Child Labor in Alabama, 1901
The Southern Sociological Congress's Agenda for Reforming the South, 1914
Hoke Smith's Gubernatorial Inaugural Address, 1907
Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895
W.E.B. Du Bois Denounces Washington's Accommodationist Policies, 1903
The Promise of Southern Progressivism
The Paradox of Southern Progressivism
New Women, New South, New Prospects
Rebecca Latimer Felton Endorses Prohibition, 1985
Anita Julia cooper's "Voice from the South," 1892
Mary Church Terrell Speaks on the Role of Modern Woman Women Urge President Woodrow Wilson to Endorse Suffrage, 1914
Anitsuffragists Raise the Race issue Annie Webb Blanton Runs for State Office, 1918
Womenhood, Race, and the WCTU, 1881-1898
The Atlanta Neighborhood Union, 1908-1924
The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South
In Search of the Modern South
John Crowe Ransom Takes a Stand for the Agrarian Way of Life, 1930
Leading Southern Cities, 1920 (map)
First International Pageant of Pulchritude, Galveston, Texas, c. 1926
Ku Klux Klan Propaganda The Reverend Amazi Clarence Dixon on the Evils of Evolution, 1922
Dr William L. Poteat Criticizes Fundamentalism, 1925
Explaining the Southern Renaissance
Mobilizing the Invisible Army
After Scopes: Evolution in the South
Turning Points?
The New Deal and World War II
Florence Reece's "Which Side Are You On?" 1931
Huey Long, "Every Man a King," 1933
The President's Council Reports on Southern Economic Conditions, 1938
The Tenant Child Dorothea Lange Photographs the Depression Perspectives on "What the Negro Wants," 1944
Smith v. Allwright, 1944
A New Deal for Southern Women
The Impact of World War II on the American South
Race Relations and Freedom Struggles
Melton McLaurin Recalls Segregation Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954
The Southern Manifesto, 1956
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955
Letter from Alabama Clergy, 1963
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963
SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1964
White Southerners and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Black Freedom Struggles
Race, Politics, and Religion in the Recent South
Jimmy Carter's Gubernatorial Inaugural Address, 1971
Interviews with a Republican and a Democratic Leader, 1981, 1982
Cartoonist Doug Marlette's View of Political Segregation, 1985
Andrew Young's State of the City Address, 1989
Southern Baptists Apologize for Slavery and Racism, 1995
The Religious Right Joins the Republican Party, 1980-1992
The Solid South, 1996
Republican Party Advances in the South, 1980-1998 (map)
Beyond Race in the Modern South Earl Black and Merle Black, The Vital South
The New Christian Right in Virginia
The South Lives (Moves) On
From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt
Air Conditioner and Southern Culture
Will Dixie Disappear
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