Cash, W. J.
The Mind of the South
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1941. A Southern journalist, Cash examines and interprets economic and social organizations attitudes and interest of the people of the South that has set them apart. He explains the rise of the Southern civilization. Moving from the background of the original settlers to the relationship between planter and poor white and attitude toward African-Americans before and after the Civil War, the author illuminates the South for his readers.
Clark, Thomas. D. & Akbert D. Kirwan.
The South Since Appomattox
. New York: Oxford University Press. 1967. Examines how the South has adjusted to the forces of change which have changed the region economically, politically and socially since the Civil War.
The Negro in Reconstruction
. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc. 1969. Cruden analyzes issues in the Reconstruction as African-Americans struggled to realize the white man’s policy of freedom after emancipation.
Potter, David M.
The South and The Sectional Conflict
. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1968. Divided into three sections covering The nature of Southernerism, Three Historical Forays and The Crisis of the Union, this is book covers some important questions about the South especially those relating to the South and the Civil War.
A Southern Reader
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1955. A fairly comprehensive history of the South, the author documents the days of settlement; the ante-bellum years, the Civil War; Reconstruction and the New South; the First and Second World Wars; the Depression and the industrial boom that followed. The author’s fascination with the region shines though as he considers the land, the people and their various experiences.
Tindall, George B.
A History of the South vol. X : The Emergence
of the New South
. Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. 1967. A historical narrative of the South during 1913 and 1945 when the region experienced the transformation from primarily an agricultural area to an industrial one. He focuses on the changing social and political forces as the region lived through the depression, the New Deal, Black unrest and two world wars.
Wertenbaker, Thomas J.
The Old South
. New York: Cooper Square Publishers, Inc. 1963. The author espouses that contrary to popular belief, the South has never been uniform; and its population by no means entirely English in origin. He confines his study to Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina during the colonial and early national periods and purposely neglects topics such as political and church history, the plantation system and slavery.
Woodward, C. Vann.
Origins Of The New South.
Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1951. Although Woodward takes issue with the phrase “New South,” he uses it here to show the differences in the region as it was in antebellum times and the political and economic changes brought on by war and Reconstruction.