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The Mind of the South

The Mind of the South

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Written by W.J. CashAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by W.J. Cash

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 10, 1991
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73647-9 (0-679-73647-6)
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Ever since its publication in 1941, Cash's pioneering study of Southern history, society, and manners has been recognized both as a pathbreaking work of scholarship and as a literary achievement of great eloquence and sweeping insight.  From its investigation of the Southern class system to its pioneering assessments of the region's legacies of racism, religiosity, and romanticism, Cash's book defines the way in which millions of readers--on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line--see the South. This new 50th anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by Bertram Wyatt-Brown that provides an analysis of Cash himself and of his crucial role at a pivotal moment in the history of Southern letters.  

"No other book on Southern history rivals its influence among laymen and few among historians."--C. Vann Woodward

Table of Contents

Book One: The Mind of the South: Its Origin and Development in the Old South
1. Of Time and Frontiers
2. Of the Man at the Center
3. Of an Ideal and Conflict

Book Two: The Mind of the South: Its Curious Career in the Middle Years
1. Of the Frontier the Yankee Made
2. Of Quandary--and the Birth of a Dream

Book Three: The Mind of the South: Its Survival, Its Modifications, and Its Operation in Our Time
1. Of Easing Tensions--and Certain Quiet Years
2. Of Returning Tensions--and the Years the Cuckoo Claimed
3. Of the Great Blight--and New Quandaries