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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.

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.

Black Southerners, 1619-1869

by John B. Boles

This revealing interpretation of the black experience in the South emphasizes the evolution of slavery over time and the emergence of a rich, hybrid African American culture.

Daughters Of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women

by Margaret Ripley Wolfe

From Gone with the Wind to Designing Women, images of southern females that emerge from fiction and film tend to obscure the diversity of American women from below the Mason-Dixon line.

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.