Standing at the Crossroads: Southern Life in the Twentieth Century

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JHU Press, 1996 M11 29 - 259 páginas

This engagingly-written survey examines the changes and constants of Southern culture. Always with a keen eye and sharp wit, Daniel stresses the diversity of Southern life, which includes not only regional variations but also divisions between black and white, male and female, rural and urban. From "separate but equal" to the civil rights revolution of the 1960s and its legacy, Standing at the Crossroads explores the extraordinary changes that transformed the South. Daniel takes the reader through a variety of topics that relate directly to the Southern experience: rural life, violence, music, literature, civil rights, unionism, urbanization, xenophobia, migration, religion, cockfighting, and stock car racing.

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Standing at the crossroads: Southern life since 1900

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Daniel's book is a well-written, informative account of the transformation of the South in the 20th century from backwardness to modernism. The author analyzes and explains the South's effort to ... Leer comentario completo

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Southern Cultures in Conflict
3
Politics and Urban Growth
26
The Grid of Violence
50
Tolling of a Bell
72
The Coat of Many Colors
87
The Conservative Revolution
109
The TwoFront War
135
The Movement for Civil Rights
150
Domesticated Violence
172
A Second Chance at Reconstruction
194
Consolidating the Revolution
218
Bibliographical Essay
233
Index
253
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Pete Daniel is curator of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. His books include The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901-1969 and Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Cotton, Tobacco, and Rice Cultures since 1880.

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