History | Colloquium United States History
H650 | 3027 | Stowe


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section meets with AMST G620

TOPIC:  THE OLD SOUTH AS IDEA AND PLACE

The society and culture of the southern United States in the three
decades preceding the Civil War have been at the forefront of debate
when Americans talk about who they are as a people.  This colloquium
will explore ways in which the Old South has been represented as
both a distinctive place and an American place.  Thus, we will
consider some of the broadest themes in U.S. historiography for the
nineteenth-century:  race, nationalism, identity—and the changing
ways these have been written.  Readings will include a range of
authors who have reinterpreted the South, and each other, from the
antebellum years to the present.