The Old South
December 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Map: The Old South in 1860.
Part I: A Modern Old South.
Part II: Southern Honor, Southern Violence.
Part III: Constructing And Defending Slavery.
Part IV: Communities, Cultures, and Economies: Lives of the Enslaved.
Part V: Selling Southern Bodies.
Part VI: Womanhood in Black and White.
"This book provides an excellent introduction to the study of the antebellum South, covering the salient topics in the region's economic, political, and cultural history. Mark Smith's essay on the historiography is elegant and informative, and his choice of readings is judicious. Undergraduates will learn a great deal from this volume, and it is perfectly suited for course adoption." Joan E. Cashin, author of Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South