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Race, Power, and the Law: Southern Legal and Constitutional History

Chapter Title

Race, Power, and the Law: Southern Legal and Constitutional History

Book Title

Reinterpreting Southern Histories: Essays in Historiography

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Craig Thompson Friend, Lorri Glover

Description

A sweeping historiographical collection, Reinterpreting Southern Histories updates and expands upon the iconic volumes Writing Southern History and Interpreting Southern History, both published by Louisiana State University Press. With nineteen original essays cowritten by some of the most prominent historians working in southern history today, this volume boldly explores the current state, methods, innovations, and prospects of the richly diverse and transforming field of southern history.

Two scholars at different stages of their careers coauthor each essay, working collaboratively to provide broad knowledge of the most recent historiography and an expansive vision for historiographical contexts. This innovative approach provides an intellectual connection with the earlier volumes while reflecting cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Underlying each essay is the cultural turn of the 1980s and 1990s, which introduced the use of language and cultural symbols and the influence of gender studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies. The essays also rely less on framing the South as a distinct region and more on contextualizing it within national and global conversations.

Reinterpreting Southern Histories, like the two classic volumes that preceded it, serves as both a comprehensive analysis of the current historiography of the South and a reinterpretation of that history, reaching new conclusions for enduring questions and establishing the parameters of future debates.

ISBN

9780807173466

Publication Date

3-18-2020

Publisher

Louisiana State University Press

City

Baton Rouge, LA

Keywords

constitutional history, law, power, race, southern history

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Law | Law and Politics | Law and Race | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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