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Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Edward L. Ayers

Abstract

This book represents an abridgement of previous work, Promise of the New South, which tells the history of the American South between the 1870s and the 1900s. It offers a glimpse into a society undergoing the sudden confrontation with the promises, costs, and consequences of modern life. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee Mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, the book depicts a land of startling contrasts—a time of progress and repression, of new industries and old ways. It takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the st ... More

Keywords: American South, modern life, Democratic Redeemers, Reconstruction, prohibitionists, race relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195086898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.001.0001

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Edward L. Ayers, author

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