For most historians, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the hostilities of the Civil War and the dashed hopes of Reconstruction give way to the nationalizing forces of cultural reunion, a process that is said to have downplayed sectional grievances and celebrated racial and industrial harmony. In truth, says Natalie J. Ring, this buoyant mythology competed with an equally powerful and far-reaching set of representations of the backward Problem South—one that shaped and reflected attempts by northern philanthropists, southern liberals, and federal experts to rehabilitate and reform the country's benighted region.
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|Size: ||4.2 MB|
|Publisher: ||University of Georgia Press|
|Date published: || 2012|
|ISBN: ||9780820344027 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|