The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 20: Social Class - The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Paperback)Charles Reagan Wilson (editor)
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future.
In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South-its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedman's Bureau and the Knights of Labour are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the centre of our understanding of Southern culture.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm
Edition: New edition
[This book] proves itself both an indispensible tool for academics researching the material culture or semiotics of the South and a singular addition to the encyclopedia.--The Southern Register