The Human Tradition in the Old South

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2003-04-01
Publisher(s): Scholarly Resources Inc
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The importance of the South in the development of the United States has always been clear, but in recent decades the rise of the sunbelt-politically, economically, and culturally-has made the significance of the region's history all the more apparent. In The Human Tradition in the Old South, Professor James C. Klotter has gathered twelve insightful essays that explore the region's past and ponder its place in the broader story of the nation. This highly readable volume presents the South's rich and varied history through the lives of a wide range of individuals-men and women, African Americans, whites, and Native Americans from many different Southern states. Written by well-established scholars these mini-biographies collectively range in time from the late colonial/early national period to the present. Filled with lively stories of fascinating Southerners and the times in which they lived, The Human Tradition in the Old South is ideal for courses on Southern history, social history, race relations, and the American history survey course.

Author Biography

James C. Klotter is the State Historian of Kentucky and professor of history at Georgetown College.

Table of Contents

Introduction---The American South xi
James C. Klotter
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: Conquistador and Sojourner
Peter Stern
Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Vegetables and Virtue
Gary L. Hewitt
William McIntosh: The Evolution of a Creek National Idea
Michael D. Green
James O'Kelly: Father of Christian Fundamentalism in America
Ellen Eslinger
Gabriel: Artisan, Slave, and American Revolutionary
Douglas R. Egerton
Mag Preston: Personal Honor in Southern Politics
Randolph Hollingsworth
Frederick Law Olmsted: A Connecticut Yankee in King Cotton's Court
John C. Inscoe

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