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Dixie Redux : Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

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Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney is a collection of original essays written by some of the nation's most distinguished historians. Each of the contributors has a personal as well as a professional connection to Sheldon Hackney, a distinguished scholar in his own right who has served as Provost of Princeton University, president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a variety of roles-teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator, writer, and friend-Sheldon Hackney has been a source of wisdom, empowerment, and wise counsel during more than four decades of historical and educational achievement. His life, both inside and outside the academy, has focused on issues closely related to civil rights, social justice, and the vagaries of race, class, regional culture, and national identity. Each of the essays in this volume touches upon one or more of these important issues-themes that have animated Sheldon Hackney's scholarly and professional life.show more

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  • Hardback | 467 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • Plates, black and white; Illustrations, color
  • 1588382974
  • 9781588382979

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"At a time of tightened press budgets, the traditional festschrift to honor retiring scholars has become increasingly rare, but these nineteen essays written by Sheldon Hackney's students, colleagues, and friends should remind us that such volumes can still offer a valuable contribution to historical studies." --Dan T. Carter, Journal of American History "The Dixie Redux essays carry on a scholarly tradition sympathetic to reform, oriented to a larger audience, and crafted from distinctly southern materials. The authors constitute a veritable 'dream team' of distinguished scholars of the (Old and New) South, the Civil War, and race. To editors and the publisher, kudos." --Journal of Southern History "In Dixie Redux historians Raymond Arsenault and Orville Vernon Burton honor historian Sheldon Hackney, gathering eclectic essays that ask what Charles W. Joyner terms 'large questions in small places.' The essays in Dixie Redux underscore how paradoxes remain central to the history of the South." --The News & Observershow more

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"Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney" is a collection of original essays written by some of the nation's most distinguished historians. Sheldon Hackney has served as provost of Princeton University, president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a variety of roles teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator, writer, and friend Hackney has been a source of wisdom, empowerment, and wise counsel during more than four decades of historical and educational achievement. His life, both inside and outside the academy, has focused on issues closely related to civil rights, social justice, and the vagaries of race, class, regional culture, and national identity. Contributors to "Dixie Redix": Drew Gilpin Faust, William R. Ferris, Paul M. Gaston, Lani Guinier, Sheldon Hackney, Steven Hahn, David Moltke-Hansen, Charles Joyner, Randall Kennedy, J. Morgan Kousser, Peyton McCrary, Stephanie McCurry, James M. McPherson, Michael O'Brien, Thomas Sugrue, Patricia Sullivan, J. Mills Thornton IIIshow more