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C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999)

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One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps vis mere College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London. Past president of all the major historical associations, he holds the Gold Medal of the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a member of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. His honors also include a Bancroft Prize for Origins of the New South, 1876--1913 (1951) and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). A premier historian of the American South and of race relations in the United States, Woodward studies the South in a way that sheds light on the human condition everywhere. In recent years he has turned his attention increasingly to comparative history. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988) — Introduktion — 5,328 eksemplarer
The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) — Bidragyder — 1,996 eksemplarer
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (1982) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,681 eksemplarer
Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (1996) — Redaktør — 658 eksemplarer
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Bidragyder — 266 eksemplarer
Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution (1964) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond (1996) — Bidragyder — 151 eksemplarer
Life and Labor in the Old South (1929) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (1856) — Redaktør — 96 eksemplarer
John Brown: The Making of a Martyr (Southern Classics) (1993) — Introduktion — 53 eksemplarer
Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography (1981) — Forord — 45 eksemplarer
Down the line (1971) — Introduktion — 29 eksemplarer
America's black past; a reader in Afro-American history (1970) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Robert Penn Warren talking: Interviews, 1950-1978 (1980) — Interviewer — 14 eksemplarer
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Southern renascence: the literature of the modern South (1966) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Black Studies: Myths & Realities — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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First edition was in 1960, then 1968, 1900 & 1993
WakeWacko | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 16, 2023 |
It was written hurriedly, so it's amazing how much they were able to include.
I don't know how often during my life I've heard someone say something to the effect that 'It's never been this bad before.' While this book is looking specifically at what the USA's Presidents did (or were accused of doing), following these stories to their greater context reminds us that "Yes, it has been."
How many of these stories (both the partially true and the wholly false) were believed because of people in the media -- even though they believed the story to be false.
And yet, knowing this, our founding fathers insisted on freedom of the press.
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jstuart888 | Sep 25, 2020 |
Realistic insight into Civil War and its society of the time
Brightman | 9 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2019 |
A collection of essays without cant, The Burden of Southern History begins and ends with a bang: in "The Search for Southern Identity" and "The Irony of Southern History," Woodward examines how Southerners--unlike Americans from other regions--have "experienced history" in their Civil War defeat and Reconstruction. Other essays treat the symbolic weight of John Brown, the difference between freed slaves' freedom and equality, and the use of Southern characters in the work of Meliville, Adams, and James. The middle sometimes wanes (as in the long treatment of Populism that assumes familiarity with a number of people and movements that have faded from view) but the style is solid and unmarred by the theory and hand-wringing that characterizes so much academic writing today. If you're pressed for time, read the opening and conclusing essays.
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Stubb | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 28, 2018 |



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