The Burden of Southern History by C. Vann Woodward

This book explores the unique and complex history of the American South, examining its racial tensions, social inequalities, and political controversies. The author analyzes the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the myths and realities of the Old South, the region's relationship with the rest of the United States, and the ways in which its history has shaped its contemporary identity. The book provides a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the South's historical burden and its influence on the region's present and future.

The 3673rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 102

Since this book was first published in 1960, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 102.0.

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