The Mind of the South

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617035043

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Page: N.A

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The Mind of the South

Author: Wilbur Joseph Cash

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679736476

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 9080

Discusses Southern culture and social conditions, and describes the intellectual attitudes of the New South

The Mind of the South

Fifty Years Later

Author: Charles W. Eagles,Bruce Clayton,Anne Goodwyn Jones,Orville Vernon Burton,Michael O'Brien,Don H. Doyle,James L. Roark,John Shelton Reed,Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628460520

Category: History

Page: 204

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This probing collection of essays assesses the wide influence of W. J. Cash and the profound effect of his classic dissection of southern history. Perhaps more than any other historian, W. J. Cash revolutionized the interpretation of southern identity. In 1941, when he published The Mind of the South, he exploded the correlated myths of the Cavalier South and the New South and gave historiography a new gauge for examining Dixie. In the half century since its publication, Cash's book has lain in the path of every historian of the South. Not all, however, have expressed unified opinions about him and his influence, though few can deny how in the past fifty years his indelible and authoritative work has shaped the writing of southern history. In The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later eleven scholars examine this classic study and assess its enduring importance. Bruce Clayton begins by discussing the biography of Cash and tracing his sources. In the subsequent five essays Cash is praised, evaluated, criticized, defended, classified, and acknowledged to be the lion in the crossroads of southern historiography.

The New Mind of the South

Author: Tracy Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439158479

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9136

The award-winning author of The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression challenges stereotypes and fallacies to reveal the true heart of the South today, explaining how traditions about adapting are responsible for key changes while assessing the influence of Latino immigrants throughout the past half century.

The Mind of the Master Class

History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview

Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese,Eugene D. Genovese

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446563

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Mind of the Master Class tells of America's greatest historical tragedy. It presents the slaveholders as men and women, a great many of whom were intelligent, honorable, and pious. It asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that proved itself an enormity and inflicted horrors on their slaves. The South had formidable proslavery intellectuals who participated fully in transatlantic debates and boldly challenged an ascendant capitalist ('free-labor') society. Blending classical and Christian traditions, they forged a moral and political philosophy designed to sustain conservative principles in history, political economy, social theory, and theology, while translating them into political action. Even those who judge their way of life most harshly have much to learn from their probing moral and political reflections on their times - and ours - beginning with the virtues and failings of their own society and culture.

Front Line

A Tour Through the Mind of the South

Author: Jimmy Washburn

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467817783

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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In our zest for the good life and money we have pushed aside the addage that, whats good for one is good for all. It has distorted actions that would have brought about an even greater Nation. The voting of leadership, moral standards and proper teaching of our young are but the beginning. Instilling God in the minds of our young future leaders. Teaching and promise of certain rights and practices. Highlighting our right to practice our belief anywhere we desire gurantees our inalienable rights. To take away these rights takes away the freedom this country was built upon. Given are some problems, causes and solutions. Lightheartedly written, but presenting the seriousness of the problem. Showing a need for complete restoration to a time when we felt free to exercise the rights provided us through the declarations of our forefathers.

A Consuming Fire

The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South

Author: Eugene D. Genovese

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820340707

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5570

The fall of the Confederacy proved traumatic for a people who fought with the belief that God was on their side. Yet, as Eugene D. Genovese writes in A Consuming Fire, Southern Christians continued to trust in the Lord's will. The churches had long defended "southern rights" and insisted upon the divine sanction for slavery, but they also warned that God was testing His people, who must bring slavery up to biblical standards or face the wrath of an angry God. In the eyes of proslavery theorists, clerical and lay, social relations and material conditions affected the extent and pace of the spread of the Gospel and men's preparation to receive it. For proslavery spokesmen, "Christian slavery" offered the South, indeed the world, the best hope for the vital work of preparation for the Kingdom, but they acknowledged that, from a Christian point of view, the slavery practiced in the South left much to be desired. For them, the struggle to reform, or rather transform, social relations was nothing less than a struggle to justify the trust God placed in them when He sanctioned slavery. The reform campaign of prominent ministers and church laymen featured demands to secure slave marriages and family life, repeal the laws against slave literacy, and punish cruel masters. A Consuming Fire analyzes the strength, weakness, and failure of the struggle for reform and the nature and significance of southern Christian orthodoxy and its vision of a proper social order, class structure, and race relations.

Zeit der Geborgenheit

Roman

Author: Wallace Earle Stegner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423140980

Category:

Page: 417

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Süßwasser

Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732560457

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 8101

Akwaeke Emezi erkundet in ihrem von Kritik und Publikum gefeierten Debütroman SÜSSWASSER wie es ist, ein gespaltenes Ich zu haben. Und sie zeigt gleichzeitig, wie wir alle unsere verschiedenen Identitäten laufend konstruieren. Ein Buch von wilder Energie und schlangenartiger Eleganz - die Geburt einer neuen ungebändigten literarischen Stimme. Ada wächst im Süden Nigerias auf. Sie ist ein sprunghaftes und schwieriges Kind und ein Quell steter Sorge für ihre Eltern. Adas verschiedene Ichs kommen immer wieder zum Vorschein und rücken vor allem nach ihrem Umzug in die USA immer stärker in den Vordergrund. Nach einem traumatischen Übergriff nimmt Adas Leben eine dunkle und gefährliche Wendung. "SÜSSWASSER ist reine Perfektion: sexy, sinnlich, magisch, weise. Eines der umwerfendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe." Taiye Selasi, GUARDIAN "Außergewöhnlich und mutig, poetisch und verstörend." NEW YORK TIMES "Eine ungeheuer kraftvolle und sehr besondere Einwanderungsgeschichte." Edwidge Danticat, NEW YORKER

Redefining Southern Culture

Mind and Identity in the Modern South

Author: James Charles Cobb

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820321394

Category: History

Page: 251

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Cobb, "surveys the remarkable story of southern identity and its persistence in the face of sweeping changes in the South's economy, society and political structure."--dust jacket.

Rethinking the South

Essays in Intellectual History

Author: Michael O'Brien

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820315256

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 4872

Bringing together Michael O’Brien’s pathbreaking essays on the American South, this book examines the persistence and vitality of southern intellectual history from the early nineteenth century to the present day. At once a broad survey of southern thought and a meditation on the subject as an academic discipline, Rethinking the South deftly integrates social history, literary criticism, and historiography as it positions the South within the wider traditions of European and American culture. In his thoughtful introduction and throughout the ten essays that follow, O'Brien stresses the tradition of Romanticism as a central theme, binding togethere figures as disparate as critic Hugh Legare, literary scholar Edwin Mims, poets Richard Henry Wilde and Allen Tate, and historians W. J. Cash and C. Vann Woodward. First published as a collection in 1988, these essays confirm O’Brien’s position as a pioneer in establishing and defining the enterprise of southern intellectual history.

The Southern Press

Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity

Author: Douglas O. Cumming

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810123940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

View: 1045

The Southern journalist was more likely to be a Romantic and an intellectual. The region's journalism was personal, colorful, and steeped in the classics. This title suggests that the South's journalism struck a literary pose closer to the older English press than to the democratic penny press or bourgeois magazines of the urban North.

Als ich unsichtbar war

Die Welt aus der Sicht eines Jungen, der 11 Jahre als hirntot galt

Author: Martin Pistorius

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838711327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 7828

Gefangen im eigenen Körper. Martin ist zwölf, als ihn eine rätselhafte Krankheit befällt: Er verliert seine Sprache, die Kontrolle über seinen Körper, ist nach wenigen Monaten völlig hilflos. Die Ärzte sagen seinen Eltern, er werde für immer schwerstbehindert bleiben. Was niemand ahnte: Im Kokon seines Körpers verbirgt sich ein schrittweise erwachender Geist und eine zutiefst lebendige Seele. Als Martin aufwacht, kann er nur mit den Augen Lebenszeichen geben. Eine Pflegerin erkennt schließlich, dass er sehr wohl bei Bewusstsein ist und alles um sich herum mitbekommt. Dann endlich erhält er die Hilfe, die er benötigt, um sich ganz ins Leben zurück zu kämpfen. Martin Pistorius erzählt bewegend und absolut authentisch darüber, was ihn in den elf Jahren der Hilflosigkeit am Leben gehalten hat. Sein dramatisches Buch über seine Erfahrungen zeigt, dass mit der Unterstützung einer Familie, die nicht aufgibt und einem großen Lebenswillen sogar Wunder möglich sind.

The South is Another Land

Essays on the Twentieth-century South

Author: Bruce Clayton,John A. Salmond

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1803

One might argue as to whether the South is another land' or only a separate verse in the American song. There should be little argument over the usefulness of this collection of ten essays. They find their common ground in a loose schema--the 20th-century South with subsections on politics, the world of work, ' religious affairs, and the search for the South.' All the work is most competently done. It may appear to some that the essays on the southern politicians are generic stories now thrice told; however, they show the individual differences and the uniqueness of personality that always make the biographical approach worthwhile. For sheer relevance to contemporary concerns it would be hard to surpass Willard B. Gatewood's After Scopes: Evolution in the South.' The expected questions of the southern nature, character, identity, and mind make their due appearances. Full notes with each essay, and a useful bibliographical essay on the major works. There is something here for professor, student, and general reader; university, college, and public libraries should have this volume. Choice The South is another land--different from the rest of the nation in its identity and its self-perception. This was the conclusion reached by ten outstanding historians after completing the research collected in this essay collection. Every recognized topic of importance in Southern and American history--politics, race, religion, women's role, social, economic, and intellectual history--is incorporated in this collection of essays.