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In The Human Tradition in the New South, historian James C. Klotter brings together twelve biographical essays that explore the region's political, economic, and social development since the Civil War. Like all books in this series, these essays chronicle the lives of ordinary Americans whose lives and contributions help to highlight the great transformations that occurred in the South. Including profiles ranging from Winnie Davis to Dizzy Dean, from Asa Candler to Harlan Sanders, the book brings to life this dynamic and vibrant region. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: The American South ix
James C. Klotter
The Lost Cause Legend about Winnie Davis, ``the Daughter of the Confederacy''
1(18)
Cita Cook
Black Zack and Uncle Amon
19(12)
Paul K. Conkin
Asa Candler: Old Southerner in the New South
31(16)
Kathryn W. Kemp
Alfred Holt Stone: Conservative Racial Thought in the New South
47(20)
John David Smith
Hester Calvert: Farm Wife
67(12)
Rebecca Sharpless
Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues
79(12)
S. Spencer Davis
Dizzy Dean: Baseball's Quintessential Southerner
91(20)
William J. Marshall
Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson and the Industrial Department of the National Board YWCA: Toward a New Social Order in Dixie
111(18)
Margaret Ripley Wolfe
Harland Sanders: The Man Who Would Be Colonel
129(28)
John Ed Pearce
Blanche Terry and the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
157(16)
Christopher Waldrep
Ralph David Abernathy and the Civil Rights Movement
173(20)
Gerald L. Smith
Bill Henry Terry Jr.: An African American's Journey from Alabama to Vietnam and Back
193(16)
David L. Anderson
Index 209(6)
About the Editor 215

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