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“This is probably the most influential book ever written in Southern history. It began as a series of lectures at the University of Virginia in the 1950s, during the time of segregation. The defenders of segregation in the 1950s talked about it as an inevitable byproduct of two races living together. Woodward said, ‘no, segregation was created only 50 years ago.’ Segregation was not inevitable; it was invented recently and so segregation can be destroyed.” Read more...
Best Books on the History of the American South
Edward Ayers, Historian
“After Reconstruction, white Southerners recreated a system of laws and social repression called Jim Crow laws.” Read more...
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Peter Temin, Economist