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

The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers

Label
The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction
Title
The promise of the New South
Title remainder
life after Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. Ayers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 - a combination of progress and reaction that defined the contradictory promise of the New South. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts - a time of progress and repression, of new industries and old ways. 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. Here is the local Baptist congregation, the country store, the tobacco-stained second-class railroad car, the rise of Populism: the teeming, nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. And central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crow laws and disenfranchisement. Ayers weaves all these details into the contradictory story of the New South, showing how the region developed the patterns it was to follow for the next fifty years. When Edward Ayers published Vengeance & Justice, a landmark study of crime and punishment in the nineteenth-century South, he received universal acclaim. Now he provides an unforgettable account of the New South - a land with one foot in the future and the other in the past
Summary
Describes Southern society, economy, and politics in the years following the Reconstruction, and recounts what daily life was like
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350204
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F215
LC item number
.A94 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F125.A94
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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life after Reconstruction
Label
The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Junction -- Election news -- In town -- Dry goods -- Mill and mine -- In black and white -- Faith -- Out in the Country -- Alliances -- Populism -- Turning of the tide -- Reunion and reaction -- Books -- Voices -- Twentieth Century Limited -- Epilogue -- Appendix : A note on sources and methods
Control code
32517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 572 pages
Isbn
9780195037562
Lccn
91033070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24539635
  • (OCoLC)24539635
Label
The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction, Edward L. Ayers
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Junction -- Election news -- In town -- Dry goods -- Mill and mine -- In black and white -- Faith -- Out in the Country -- Alliances -- Populism -- Turning of the tide -- Reunion and reaction -- Books -- Voices -- Twentieth Century Limited -- Epilogue -- Appendix : A note on sources and methods
Control code
32517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 572 pages
Isbn
9780195037562
Lccn
91033070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24539635
  • (OCoLC)24539635

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