Southern Crossing

Southern Crossing : A History of the American South, 1877-1906

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Edward L. Ayers's The Promise of the New South was a widely heralded history of the American South between the 1870s and the 1900s. Southern Junction represents an abridgement of this book, offering a glimpse into a society undergoing the sudden confontation with the promises, costs, and consequences of modern life
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • frontispiece, halftones, map
  • 0195086899
  • 9780195086898
  • 2,076,544

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"In its originality, its rich scholarship and sheer readability, Southern Crossing offers a fascinating overview of the South that should find much use in college classrooms and among more general readers."--Georgia Historical Quarterly"[T]his shorter version has a far more unified organization centered around the three themes of daily life, public life (largely politics), and cultural life. Additional reorganization improves the study's presentation...Ayers's eye for detail, which made his full-length work so attractive, is left intact."--Robert C. Kenzer, University of Richmond
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About Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers is the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History at the University of Virginia and is the author of Vengeance and Justice.
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