Cavalier and Yankee: The Old South and American National Character

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byWilliam R. Taylor

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William Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee was one of the most famous works of American history written in the 1960s. The book is an intellectual history of the South before the Civil War, the perception of it in the North, and the effect it had upon the nation in the years from 1800 to 1860. Firstpublished in 1961 and out of print for several years, Taylor's classic study remains essential to the study of the pre-Civil War South.

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William Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee was one of the most famous works of American history written in the 1960s. The book is an intellectual history of the South before the Civil War, the perception of it in the North, and the effect it had upon the nation in the years from 1800 to 1860. Firstpublished in 1961 and out of print for sever...

William R. Taylor is at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195082842

ISBN - 13:9780195082845

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"A worthy addition to the personal library of anyone interested in southern history. Cavalier and Yankee is a brilliant and original contribution to America's understanding of itself. It reflects the mind of the South, its anxieties and consolations, its questionings and self-justifications,and its reactions to social change....Taylor's work is the best chronicle we have of the social thinking and fictional sociology which went into the framing of the antipodal myths of the Cavalier and the Yankee. In Short, Cavalier and Yankee is a must for anyone interested in antebellum Americanthought, culture, and letters."--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society