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A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective

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April 2003

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Coming to grips with southern history by examining the un-South, the many Souths, and the other Souths One reason that the South attracts so much interest is that its history inevitably involves big questions--continuity versus change, slavery and freedom, the meaning of "race, " the formation of national identity. Because these issues are central to human experience, southern history properly conceived is of more than regional interest. In A Sphinx on the American Land, Peter Kolchin explores three comparative frameworks for the study of the nineteenth-century South in an effort to nudge the subject away from provincialism and toward the kind of global concerns that are already transforming it into one of the most innovative fields of historical research. The volume opens with a comparison between the South and the North, or what Kolchin terms the "un-South." Turning to the cohesion and variations among what he calls the "many Souths, " Kolchin reminds us that there Coming to grips with southern history by examining the un-South, the many Souths, and the other SouthsOne reason that the South attracts so much interest is that its history inevitably involves big questions--continuity versus change, slavery and freedom, the meaning of "race, " the formation of national identity. Because these issues are central to human experience, southern history properly conceived is of more than regional interest. In A Sphinx on the American Land, Peter Kolchin explores three comparative frameworks for the study of the nineteenth-century South in an effort to nudge the subject away from provincialism and toward the kind of global concerns that are already transforming it into one of the most innovativefields of historical research. The volume opens with a comparison between the South and the North, or what Kolchin terms the "un-South." Turning to the cohesion and variations among what he calls the "many Souths, " Kolchin reminds us that there has never been one South o
EAN: 9780807128664
ISBN: 080712866X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 124 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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