Shapers of Southern History: Autobiographical reflections

Badger, Tony (2006) Shapers of Southern History: Autobiographical reflections. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 5 (1). pp. 7-19. ISSN 1474-0222

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474022206059994

Abstract

A British historian of the American South examines the forces of contingency and the stimulus of teaching that led him to become a historian of the United States and, in particular, the American South. Belonging to a generation of British historians who aimed to make their work indistinguishable from their American counterparts, he has been forced to confront the argument that his outsider status has indeed made a difference to the way he considers a region that has prided itself on its own sense of history. He argues that he has perhaps been able to offer some insights that challenge comfortable ‘celebratory’ notions of the region’s recent past.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: American South, civil rights, race relations
Subjects: T700 American studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 08:55
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 11:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23275

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