Dixie Redux
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Dixie Redux

Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

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Pages: 504

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 11/01/2013

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8297-9

List Price: $35.00


Pub Date: 11/01/2013

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6275-6

List Price: $19.95


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Dixie Redux

Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

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Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney is a collection of original essays written by some of the nation’s most distinguished historians. Each of the contributors has a personal as well as a professional connection to Sheldon Hackney, a distinguished scholar in his own right who has served as Provost of Princeton University, president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a variety of roles—teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator, writer, and friend—Sheldon Hackney has been a source of wisdom, empowerment, and wise counsel during more than four decades of historical and educational achievement. His life, both inside and outside the academy, has focused on issues closely related to civil rights, social justice, and the vagaries of race, class, regional culture, and national identity. Each of the essays in this volume touches upon one or more of these important issues—themes that have animated Sheldon Hackney’s scholarly and professional life.
At a time of tightened press budgets, the traditional festschrift to honor retiring scholars has become increasingly rare, but these nineteen essays written by Sheldon Hackney's students, colleagues, and friends should remind us that such volumes can still offer a valuable contribution to historical studies.

—Dan T. Carter, Journal of American History

In Dixie Redux historians Raymond Arsenault and Orville Vernon Burton honor historian Sheldon Hackney, gathering eclectic essays that ask what Charles W. Joyner terms 'large questions in small places.' The essays in Dixie Redux underscore how paradoxes remain central to the history of the South.

—The News & Observer

The Dixie Redux essays carry on a scholarly tradition sympathetic to reform, oriented to a larger audience, and crafted from distinctly Southern materials. The authors constitute a veritable 'dream team' of distinguished scholars of the (Old and New) South, the Civil War, and race. To editors and the publisher, kudos.

—Journal of Southern History

Charles Joyner

David Moltke-Hansen

Drew Faust

J. Mills Thornton

J. Morgan Kousser

James M. McPherson

Lani Guinier

Michael O'Brien

Orville Vernon Burton

Patricia A. Sullivan

Paul Gaston

Peyton McCrary

Randall Kennedy

Raymond Arsenault

Stephanie McCurry

Steven Hahn

Thomas Sugrue

William R. Ferris

About the Author/Editor

Raymond Arsenault (Editor)
RAYMOND ARESENAULT is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Chairman of the Department of History and Politics at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, where he has taught since 1980. A specialist in the political, social, environmental, and civil rights history of the American South, he has also taught at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, the Florida State University Study Abroad Center in London, and the Universite d’Angers, in France, where he was a Fulbright Lecturer in 1984-85. A native of Cape Cod, he was educated at Princeton University and Brandeis University, where he received his PhD in 1981.

Orville Vernon Burton (Editor)
ORVILLE VERNON BURTON is Creativity Professor of Humanities at Clemson University. He is emeritus University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, University Scholar, and professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois and is the author or editor of twenty books including The Age of Lincoln.