Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region, Volume II: Since 1877

Paperback | November 9, 2015

byWilliam A. Link

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Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region seeks to fashion a new narrative about the American South. Informed by the most current scholarship in the field, the book offers a balanced look at the region's social, political, cultural, and economic history over four centuries, frompre-contact to the present. Focusing on several major themes in southern history - including the role of racial hierarchy, the role of women and gender, and the impact of immigration - author William A. Link presents the area's distinct history while carefully highlighting its remarkable diversityand geographic, cultural, and economic differences. Fast-paced and engaging, Southern Crucible challenges students to reexamine the region's history and culture and discover the legacy that the South has had on the entire nation's history.Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region is available in a combined volume and two split volumes.

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Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region seeks to fashion a new narrative about the American South. Informed by the most current scholarship in the field, the book offers a balanced look at the region's social, political, cultural, and economic history over four centuries, frompre-contact to the present. Focusing on several ...

William A. Link is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. He is the author of several books, including The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930 (1992), Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (2003), and Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil W...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:November 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199763631

ISBN - 13:9780199763634

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"Distinguished scholar William A. Link's Southern Crucible is an engaging and authoritative text for teachers and students alike. The book's rich narrative reflects state- of-the-art scholarship and provides new interpretive perspectives that reshape the field. The book is essential readingfor anyone who seeks to understand the American South in the context of U.S., Atlantic, and world history. It is masterful in its structure, coverage, and argument." --Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University