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Books That Changed the South

Robert B. Downs

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ISBN 10: 0807812862 / ISBN 13: 9780807812860
Published by The University of North Carolina Press, 1977
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Title: Books That Changed the South

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Downs uses great books to write the cultural history of society. His thesis is that the economic, social, and political behavior of a region, a nation, or even the world is shaped largely by the printed word. Concentrating on twenty-five publications from John Smith's General History of Virginia (1624) to C, Vann Woodward's Origins of the New South (1951), he analyzes the impact of written history and sociology on the intellectual and social life of the South.

Originally published in 1977.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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"A useful corrective for certain assumptions about both the historical "and" contemporary character of American political culture."
-"Journal of Interdisciplinary History"

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