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W.J. Cash, The New South And The Rhetoric Of History, Edward L. Ayers Jan 1992

W.J. Cash, The New South And The Rhetoric Of History, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Despite the attention devoted to the fiery early chapters of The Mind of the South, where Cash's language and audacity take us by surprise, the heart of the book lies in the New South. Cash wrote above all, I think, to explain why the white Southerners he knew--those in the cotton mill country of the Carolina Piedmont--behaved the way they did. The years after Reconstruction consume two-thirds of Cash's book because those are the years that troubled him, that posed the problems he felt most acutely.


The World The Liberal Capitalists Made (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers Jun 1991

The World The Liberal Capitalists Made (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South by James Oakes. New York: Knopf, 1990.

Slavery and Freedom pursues its thesis with dogged energy. "Southerners took their definition of freedom from the liberal capitalist world which produced them and of which they remained a part," Oakes argues, "and this could only mean that southern slavery was defined as the denial of the assumptions of liberal capitalism."


Twice Condemned: Slaves And The Criminal Laws Of Virginia, 1705-1865 (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers May 1990

Twice Condemned: Slaves And The Criminal Laws Of Virginia, 1705-1865 (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705-1865, by Philip J. Schwarz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1988.


The Heart Of American History (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers Oct 1989

The Heart Of American History (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, The Heart of American History by James McPherson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1989.

The era of the Civil War and Reconstruction remains the crucible of American history, the trial that decisively defined this country and its self-perceived mission. The American people seem to recognize that fact, for no era in our history attracts the general reading public as does that between 1861 and 1877.


Everyman As Master (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers Jul 1987

Everyman As Master (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Ayers, Edward L. Review of Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter, by Theodore Rosengarten. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press,1987.


The Birth Of Jim Crow (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers Apr 1985

The Birth Of Jim Crow (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation by Joel Williamson. New York: Oxford University Press,1984.

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The Southern Enigma: Essays On Race, Class, And Folk Culture (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers Jan 1984

The Southern Enigma: Essays On Race, Class, And Folk Culture (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, The Southern Enigma: Essays on Race, Class, and Folk Culture, edited by Walter J. Fraser, Jr., and Winfred B. Moore, Jr., Westport,Ct: Greenwood Press, 1983.


Northern Business And The Shape Of Southern Progress: The Case Of Tennessee's "Model City", Edward L. Ayers Jul 1980

Northern Business And The Shape Of Southern Progress: The Case Of Tennessee's "Model City", Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

State governments, understandably eager to entice needed capital to their region, no longer entertained the earlier progressive ideal of an autonomous South. The perennially-tempting vision of rapid economic growth funded by plentiful Northern capital arose in new, distinctly modern, attire.


A Vietnam Diary, Peter N. Swisher Jan 1975

A Vietnam Diary, Peter N. Swisher

Law Faculty Publications

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