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C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999)

Autor(a) de The Strange Career of Jim Crow

22+ Works 3,784 Membros 27 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps mostrar mais College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London. Past president of all the major historical associations, he holds the Gold Medal of the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a member of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. His honors also include a Bancroft Prize for Origins of the New South, 1876--1913 (1951) and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). A premier historian of the American South and of race relations in the United States, Woodward studies the South in a way that sheds light on the human condition everywhere. In recent years he has turned his attention increasingly to comparative history. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988) — Introdução — 5,417 exemplares
The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) — Contribuidor — 2,027 exemplares
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (1982) — Introdução, algumas edições1,716 exemplares
Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (1996) — Editor — 673 exemplares
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Contribuidor — 273 exemplares
Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution (1964) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond (1996) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Life and Labor in the Old South (1929) — Introdução, algumas edições100 exemplares
Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (1856) — Editor — 96 exemplares
John Brown: The Making of a Martyr (Southern Classics) (1993) — Introdução — 53 exemplares
Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography (1981) — Prefácio — 47 exemplares
Down the line (1971) — Introdução — 29 exemplares
America's black past; a reader in Afro-American history (1970) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Robert Penn Warren talking: Interviews, 1950-1978 (1980) — Interviewer — 14 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Southern renascence: the literature of the modern South (1966) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Black Studies: Myths & Realities — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


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First edition was in 1960, then 1968, 1900 & 1993
WakeWacko | 3 outras críticas | Jul 16, 2023 |
It was written hurriedly, so it's amazing how much they were able to include.
I don't know how often during my life I've heard someone say something to the effect that 'It's never been this bad before.' While this book is looking specifically at what the USA's Presidents did (or were accused of doing), following these stories to their greater context reminds us that "Yes, it has been."
How many of these stories (both the partially true and the wholly false) were believed because of people in the media -- even though they believed the story to be false.
And yet, knowing this, our founding fathers insisted on freedom of the press.
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jstuart888 | Sep 25, 2020 |
Realistic insight into Civil War and its society of the time
Brightman | 9 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2019 |
A collection of essays without cant, The Burden of Southern History begins and ends with a bang: in "The Search for Southern Identity" and "The Irony of Southern History," Woodward examines how Southerners--unlike Americans from other regions--have "experienced history" in their Civil War defeat and Reconstruction. Other essays treat the symbolic weight of John Brown, the difference between freed slaves' freedom and equality, and the use of Southern characters in the work of Meliville, Adams, and James. The middle sometimes wanes (as in the long treatment of Populism that assumes familiarity with a number of people and movements that have faded from view) but the style is solid and unmarred by the theory and hand-wringing that characterizes so much academic writing today. If you're pressed for time, read the opening and conclusing essays.
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1 vote
Stubb | 3 outras críticas | Aug 28, 2018 |



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