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The Self-Inflicted Wound: Southern Politics in the Nineteenth Century

by Robert F. Durden

The essentially tragic political fate of the American South in the nineteenth century resulted from what Robert F. Durden calls a "self-inflicted wound"—the gradual surrender of the white majority to the pride, fears, and hates of racism.

Cotton Fields No More: Southern Agriculture, 1865-1980

by Gilbert C. Fite

No general history of southern farming since the end of slavery has been published until now.

The South and the New Deal

by Roger Biles

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in as president, the South was unmistakably the most disadvantaged part of the nation.

Industrialization and Southern Society, 1877-1984

by James C. Cobb

In the 1880s, Southern boosters saw the growth of industry as the only means of escaping the poverty that engulfed the postbellum South.

Twentieth-Century Southern Literature

by J.A. Bryant, Jr.

Authors discussed include: Wendell Berry, Erskine Caldwell, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Zora Neal Hurston, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, William Styron, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many more.