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The Resource The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers, (electronic resource)

The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers, (electronic resource)

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The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction
Title
The promise of the New South
Title remainder
life after Reconstruction
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Edward L. Ayers
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1953-
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Ayers, Edward L.
Dewey number
975/.04
LC call number
F215
LC item number
.A94 2007eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
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At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century.<br />Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists. He explores every aspect of society, politics, and the economy, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South. Central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crows laws and disfranchisement. The teeming nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages.<br />When this book first appeared in 1992, it won a broad array of prizes and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The citation for the National Book Award declaredPromise of the New Southa vivid and masterfully detailed picture of the evolution of a new society.The Atlanticcalled it "one of the broadest and most original interpretations of southern history of the past twenty years
Label
The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssib031608280
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
15th anniversary ed.
Extent
xii, 579 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780195326871
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib031608280
Label
The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssib031608280
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
15th anniversary ed.
Extent
xii, 579 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780195326871
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib031608280

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