Course Description for History of the New South
History of the New South
This course introduces students to the history of the American South after the Civil War. We will consider the separate regions of the South-Lowcountry, Peidmont, Mountain- and how these have changed over time. A central focus of the course will be the development and changes in Southerners' thinking about race and racial difference. We will also consider other ways that Southerners identified and organized themselves- by gender, class, religious beliefs, political ideologies, and residence. Of central importance will be the social and economic changes in the 20th century South, including the increased industrialization and urbanization of the region.