Ulrich Bonnell Phillips: A Southern Historian And His Critics

Hardcover | April 1, 1990

EditorJohn David Smith

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One of the most controversial historians of the American South, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, has been the object of intense scholarly interest for nearly seventy-five years. His contributions to our knowledge of the social and economic aspects of slavery--along with his well-known racial and class biases--have been discussed extensively. This anthology represents the best work on Phillips published between 1913 and 1986. The senior editor's introduction examines Phillips' role in the transition to the "new" social and economic approach that characterizes contemporary historiography. Twenty-six essays and excerpts by recognized authorities assess various aspects of Phillips's writings and career, including his background and training, regional and racial prejudices, methodology, and the historical genres in which he worked. A brief interpretive introduction prefaces each chapter. A chronological listing of the critical literature on Phillips completes the volume. Reflecting the vast scope of Phillips's contributions and his pervasive influence in the field, this collection is pertinent to studies in southern history, historiography, Afro-American history, and the history of race relations.

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One of the most controversial historians of the American South, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, has been the object of intense scholarly interest for nearly seventy-five years. His contributions to our knowledge of the social and economic aspects of slavery--along with his well-known racial and class biases--have been discussed extensively. T...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313268142

ISBN - 13:9780313268144

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?. . . As a guide to the shifting winds of interpreation, North Carolina State University's John David Smith and John C. Inscoe of the University of Georgia have prepared this volume of essays and reviews. It contains twenty-six articles and excerpts from larger works, all published between 1913 and 1986, by authors who evaluated Phillip's career and contributions. The selections are well balanced between the affirmative and the negative positions in the continuing debate, and the editing is meticulous and unobtrusive. It is a useful, even provocative volume that makes available to the scholar a historical road map of the present state of Phillips and of the work he so effectively accomplished.?-The North Carolina Historical Review