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Author Herron, Paul E., author.

Title Framing the solid South : the state constitutional conventions of secession, reconstruction, and redemption, 1860-1902 / Paul E. Herron.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.75502 H436f 2017    ---  Available
Description xvi, 360 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 313-339) and index.
Summary "Beginning in the antebellum period and continuing through Secession, Reconstruction, and after, Southern States went through a period of intense constitution writing and rewriting mostly through a series of constitutional conventions. These conventions wrote constitutions that protected slavery, allowed for Secession, then allowed them to rejoin the union, and finally enshrined the rule of a white elite and the suppression of black rights. In this book, Herron tells the story of these repeated efforts to write constitutions, arguing that the result was the solid south, a place different from the rest of the country, dominated by a white elite, with weak states, and no rights for African Americans. He contends the peculiar character of the South continues today and understanding the politics of these constitutional conventions and the documents they produced is key to understanding Southern history and the south today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877) (OCoLC)fst01754987
Constitutional conventions -- United States -- States -- History.
Constitutional conventions -- Southern States -- History.
Constitutional history -- Southern States.
Secession -- Southern States -- History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Southern States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Constitutional conventions. (OCoLC)fst00875764
Constitutional conventions -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00875769
Constitutional history. (OCoLC)fst00875777
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Race relations -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086519
Secession. (OCoLC)fst01110536
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1775-1950
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700624379 paperback
0700624376 paperback
9780700624362 hardcover
0700624368 hardcover
9780700624386 electronic book
0700624384 electronic book

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