A Companion to the American South

A Companion to the American South

Editor(s): John B. Boles

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631213192

Online ISBN: 9780470996300

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996300

About this Book


A Companion to the American South surveys and evaluates the most important and innovative writing on the entire sweep of the history of the southern United States.


  • Contains 29 original essays by leading experts in American Southern history.
  • Covers the entire sweep of Southern history, including slavery, politics, the Civil War, race relations, religion, and women's history.
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.
  • Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Colonial South

  2. Part II: The Antebellum South

  3. Part III: Civil War and Reconstruction

  4. Part IV: The New South

  5. Part V: The Modern South

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