Book of the Week


The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction
by Mark Wahlgren Summers

“Effectively captures the turmoil and frustrations of the era. . . . [and] shows how economic woes affected Reconstruction’s prospects.”
--Publishers Weekly
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Southern Cultures

Southern Cultures explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, art, and social structures of the South. It is published quarterly by UNC Press and the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.

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