Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present

Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present


Edited by Pippa Holloway, Contributions by Stacy Braukman, Contributions by Jennifer E. Brooks, Contributions by Susan K. Cahn, Contributions by Scott H. Dewey, Contributions by Andrew Doyle, Contributions by Sarah Gualtieri, Contributions by Lu Ann Jones, Contributions by Jeanette Keith, Contributions by Kevin M. Kruse

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  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Format: Hardback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 33mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Georgia
  • ISBN 10: 0820329843
  • ISBN 13: 9780820329840
  • Illustrations note: 2 illustrations, 4 tables

Product description

This book discusses aspects outside the mainstream of southern history."Other Souths" collects fifteen innovative essays that place issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality at the center of the narrative of southern history. Using a range of methodologies and approaches, contributing historians provide a fresh perspective to key events and move long-overlooked episodes into prominence.Pippa Holloway edited the volume using a chronological and event-driven framework with which many students and teachers will be familiar. The book covers well-recognized topics in American history: wars, reform efforts, social movements, and political milestones. Cultural topics are considered as well, including the development of consumer capitalism, the history of rock and roll, and the history of sport. The focus and organization of the essays underscore the value of southern history to the larger national narrative."Other Souths" reveals the history of what may strike some as a surprisingly dynamic and nuanced region - a region better understood by paying closer and more careful attention to its diversity.

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Author information

Pippa Holloway is an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the author of "Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920-1945."

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"This splendid collection captures the South's complex history from Reconstruction to the present. Incorporating race, class, and gender; sexuality, morality, and popular culture; immigration, environmentalism, and peace politics, Other Souths illuminates traditional issues from new and compelling perspectives." - Nancy A. Hewitt, author of Southern Discomfort "This is one of the most creative and provocative southern history anthologies ever published. By bringing together the stories of former slaves, Syrian immigrants, World War I draft resisters, environmentalists, opponents of university football, civil rights activists, and New South conservatives (among others), Other Souths challenges almost every accepted truism about postbellum southern society." - Paul Ortiz, author of Emancipation Betrayed"