Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures (Paperback)James M. Beeby (editor)
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Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"Populism in the South Revisited is a well-written and extensively researched collection of essays by younger, up-and-coming historians of the Populist movement of the 1890s. Populist attempts to reorient southern society along more progressive lines provide the unifying theme. This collection is particularly strong in dealing with issues of class and race, providing new insights and provocative interpretations of a field that has long fascinated both scholars and the general public."
--Worth Robert Miller, author of Populist Cartoons: An Illustrated History of the Third Party Movement in the 1890s.
"This fine collection of essays provides a good demonstration that Populism remains a vital field for historical study. Expert historians, writing in clear language, indicate new avenues of investigation and the potential of new sources for research. This book will be of value to readers interested in the late nineteenth-century South and in the history of social and political reform movements."
--Charles Postel, winner of the Bancroft Prize for The Populist Vision
"Populism in the South Revisited repositions the historiography of both the New South and Populism to address issues of race, urban development, and the emerging industrial working class within the context of Populist ideology. In the process, James M. Beeby and his co-authors move Populism from a perceived 'failed' initiative to a vibrant factor in the development of the New South in the twentieth century."
--Connie L. Lester, author of Up from the Mudsills of Hell: The Farmers' Alliance, Populism, and Progressive Agriculture in Tennessee, 1870-1915.
"An important addition to a burgeoning new literature about southern Populism, Populism in the South Revisited provides a fresh look at an old subject. Encompassing a variety of perspectives and approaches, it suggests new paths for examining the origins, impact, and consequences of agrarian insurgency in the U.S. South."
--William A. Link, author of five books, including The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930