Characters: Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan, Robert Penn Warren, Huey Long, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Awards: Jules and Frances Landry Award (1968), Lillian Smith Book Award (1968), Charles S. Sydnor Award (1968)
About The Book
The history of the South in this century has been obscured in the ever-growing mass of information about the region’s rapid change and turbulent development. In this book, Volume X of A History of the South, the historical image of the modern South is brought into full focus for the first time.
George Brown Tindall presents a thorough and well-balanced historical narrative of the region during the years 1913 — 1945 when the South underwent a transformation from a predominantly agricultural area to one of growing industrialization.
The inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson ended a half century of political isolation for the South and ushered in an era of agrarian reforms, prohibition, woman suffrage, industrial growth, and recurring crises for Southern farmers. During the 1920’s the South was caught in a contrast of urban booms and farm distress. There were flareups of racial violence, and the Ku Klux Klan was revived. Mr. Tindall devotes considerable attention to the Southern literary renaissance which produced William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, and many other notable writers and critics.
The Emergence of the New South provides a new understanding of the changing political and social climate in the South under the stresses of depression, the New Deal, the labor movement, Negro unrest, and two world wars.
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