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Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915 /

K. Stephen Prince.

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Author: Prince, K. Stephen
Published: Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Topics: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Group identity - Southern States. | National characteristics, American. | HISTORY - United States - 19th Century. | HISTORY - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877) | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Discrimination & Race Relations. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Minority Studies. | HISTORY - United States - 19th Century. | Regions & Countries - Americas. | History & Archaeology. | United States - General.
Regions: Southern States - Race relations. | Southern States - History - 1865-1951. | Southern States - In literature. | Southern States. | United States.
Genres: History.
Online Access: Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781469615561 (electronic bk.)
1469615568 (electronic bk.)
9781469614199 (electronic bk.)
1469614197 (electronic bk.)
(hardback)
(hardback)
Copyright: ©2014
Summary: "In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society. The white South actively resisted these efforts, battling the legal strictures of Reconstruction on the ground. Meanwhile, white southern storytellers worked to recast the South's image, romanticizing the Lost Cause and heralding the birth of a New South. Prince argues that this cultural production was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)

More Details for: Stories of the South : race and the Reco