Race in the American South: From Slavery to Civil Rights

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The issue of race has indelibly shaped the history of the United States. Nowhere has the drama of race relations been more powerfully staged than in the American South. This book charts the turbulent course of southern race relations from the colonial origins of the plantation system to the maturation of slavery in the nineteenth century, through the rise of a new racial order during the Civil War and Reconstruction, to the civil rights revolution of the twentieth century. While the history of race in the southern states has been shaped by a basic struggle between black and white, the authors show how other forces such as class and gender have complicated the colour line. They distinguish clearly between ideas about race, mostly written and disseminated by intellectuals and politicians, and their reception by ordinary southerners, both black and white. As a result, readers are presented with a broad, over-arching view of race in the American South throughout its chequered history. Key Features: *racial issues are the key area of interest for those who study the American South *race is the driving engine of Southern history *unique in its focus on race *broad coverage -- origins of the plantation system to the situation in the South today

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David Brown is a Lecturer in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester and author of Southern Outcast: Hinton Rowan Helper and The Impending Crisis of the South (2006). Clive Webb is a Reader in North American History at the University of Sussex.

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Clive Webb and David Brown have written an admirably extensive and useful survey of the racial experience of the American South since colonial times. Judicious, up-to-date, and alert to the wider context, it will win many friends for its welcome synthesis of a daunting historiography -- Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History, Oxford University A stunning achievement. Clive Webb and David Brown have written easily the best overview that we have of race in the American South from the origins of slavery to the present day. Their book is informed by all the latest scholarship and characterized by consistently authoritative conclusions. Indispensable for any course on southern history. -- Tony Badger, Paul Mellon Professor of American History, University of Cambridge David Brown and Clive Webb have accomplished the nearly impossible by writing a well researched and highly readable synthesis of the broad history of race in the American South. Anyone who wants to understand the links as well as the discontinuities of race in the region should begin by reading this book and consulting the superb bibliographical essay of sources the authors have assembled. -- Dan T. Carter, University of South Carolina Race in the American South takes us on a sweeping synthetic analysis of an issue central to an understanding of American history. Little that is relevant seems to have escaped the attention of the authors. -- Richard J. M. Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Vanderbilt University Clive Webb and David Brown have written an admirably extensive and useful survey of the racial experience of the American South since colonial times. Judicious, up-to-date, and alert to the wider context, it will win many friends for its welcome synthesis of a daunting historiography A stunning achievement. Clive Webb and David Brown have written easily the best overview that we have of race in the American South from the origins of slavery to the present day. Their book is informed by all the latest scholarship and characterized by consistently authoritative conclusions. Indispensable for any course on southern history. David Brown and Clive Webb have accomplished the nearly impossible by writing a well researched and highly readable synthesis of the broad history of race in the American South. Anyone who wants to understand the links as well as the discontinuities of race in the region should begin by reading this book and consulting the superb bibliographical essay of sources the authors have assembled. Race in the American South takes us on a sweeping synthetic analysis of an issue central to an understanding of American history. Little that is relevant seems to have escaped the attention of the authors.

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