History of the New South
Cross-listed as AFR365 / HIST365 / AMST365
A study of the history of the American South from 1877 to the present. Social, political and economic trends will be examined in some detail: the rule of the “Redeemers” following the end of Reconstruction; tenancy, sharecropping, and the rise of agrarian radicalism; Southern Progressivism; the coming of racial segregation and the destruction of the Jim Crow system during the years of the Civil Rights movement; Southern politics during the depression and post-World War II years.
The Class: Type: discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on class participation, 2 papers of moderate length, and a comprehensive final examination
Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructor's permission
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; AMST Space and Place Electives; HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada