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William Louis Poteat: A Leader of the Progressive-era South - Religion in the South (Hardback)
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William Louis Poteat: A Leader of the Progressive-era South - Religion in the South (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 31/07/2000
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William Louis Poteat (1856-1938), the son of a Baptist slave-holder, became one of the most out-spoken liberals during his lifetime. This biography examines his beliefs, such as his advocacy for prohibition and for the teaching of evolution in schools, and his support for eugenics.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813121550
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"In a well-written and well-researched work, Hall chronicles the life of an important transitional figure in the South's intellectual history." -- Choice


"Hall's portrait of Poteat represents a complex image that concurrently broadens our understanding of southern progressivism and yet also makes it more difficult to define exactly who the progressives were." -- Filson History Quarterly


"Hall's revisionist portrait of Poteat successfully restores a complex dimension to this oft-neglected southern thinker." -- Georgia Historical Quarterly


"Although Randal Hall's book is primarily a biography of Poteat -- and secondarily a history of Wake Forest as it evolved from a tiny Baptist school into a major college -- it is also a study of the split personalities of Southern Progressives." -- Isis


"Answers the need for a major study of an important but neglected southern leader.... Rests on an elegant research base, and it is written in a vigorous and pithy prose that lends itself to the author's nuanced treatment." -- Journal of American History


"A fine book on a worthy subject written by a talented young historian." -- Journal of Church and State


"This is simply first-rate work.... A masterful book." -- Journal of Southern History


"An important and well-researched contribution to the history of Southern Baptists and southern culture." -- Journal of Theology


"An excellent biography of a difficult subject.... Deepens one's appreciation of the complexity of early-twentieth-century progressivism and the challenges posed and faced by southern liberals in that era." -- North Carolina Historical Quarterly


"Brings a fresh demythologizing perspective to the figure of William Louis Poteat (1856-1938), a devout Baptist and longtime professor of natural sciences at Wake Forest College." -- Religious Studies Review


"In this thoroughly researched, elegantly written, and imaginatively conceived book, we have a biography that is worthy of the man. This work will take its place among the leading studies of southern intellectual life, religious development, higher education, and politics in the region during the first third of the twentieth century." -- William A. Link


"A splendid story of an authentic North Carolina hero.... The force and clarity of his advocacy during tumultuous times made him a powerful figure in shaping public policy that continues today." -- William Friday


"The image of William Louis Poteat presented in this volume is much more detailed than has been available. Poteat was a complex man in a changing era and played a significant role in the evolution of North Carolina, the South, and Wake Forest University into their present status." -- Winston-Salem Journal

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