For at least two centuries, the South’s economy, politics, religion, race relations, fiction, music, and foodways have figured prominently in nearly all facets of American life. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, a Pulitzer finalist and editor of A New History of the American South, discusses how the new book offers a fresh way of looking at a part of the country that many people think they have long figured out.
In the volume, historians weave a new narrative of the South from its ancient past to the era of Black Lives Matter by drawing on well-established and new currents in scholarship, including global and Atlantic world history, histories of the African diaspora, and environmental history. It also encompasses individuals and groups whose experiences are absent from or underrepresented in scholarship of the South, including those of Black, Indigenous, and poor communities.
Join Brundage in conversation with contributors Kate Masur, a professor of history at Northwestern University, and historian Martha S. Jones of The Johns Hopkins University.
Copies of A New History of the American South (Ferris and Ferris Books) are available for purchase.
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