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Ayers, Edward L. 1953-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 15,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Historical films  Census data  Quotations  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: F215, 975.041
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The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction by Edward L Ayers( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century - a combination of progress and reaction that defined the contradictory promise of the New South. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts - a time of progress and repression, of new industries and old ways. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic "Redeemers" swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists. He explores every aspect of society, politics, and the economy, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South. Here is the local Baptist congregation, the country store, the tobacco-stained second-class railroad car, the rise of Populism: the teeming, nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. And central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crow laws and disenfranchisement. Ayers weaves all these details into the contradictory story of the New South, showing how the region developed the patterns it was to follow for the next fifty years. When Edward Ayers published Vengeance & Justice, a landmark study of crime and punishment in the nineteenth-century South, he received universal acclaim. Now he provides an unforgettable account of the New South - a land with one foot in the future and the other in the past
In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L Ayers( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing the history of the Civil War, a leading historian chronicles the path to war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia, capturing the experience of war in the lives of the people who lived through it
The Oxford book of the American South : testimony, memory, and fiction by Edward L Ayers( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Book of the American South resonates with the words of black people and white, women and men, the powerless as well as the powerful. The collection presents the most telling fiction and nonfiction produced in the South from the late eighteenth century to the present. Renowned authors such as James Agee, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor appear in these pages, but so do people whose writing did not
Vengeance and justice : crime and punishment in the 19th century American South by Edward L Ayers( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What caused the Civil War? : reflections on the South and Southern history by Edward L Ayers( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of essays discussing the historical and contemporary roles of the American South, focusing on the contrast between popular explanations of events and the ambiguity of reality
All over the map : rethinking American regions( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern crossing : a history of the American South, 1877-1906 by Edward L Ayers( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridgement of the author's Promise of the New South. A compact portrait of Southern life after the Civil War
American passages : a history of the United States by Edward L Ayers( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edge of the South : life in nineteenth-century Virginia( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Loving story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s
Crucible of the Civil War : Virginia from secession to commemoration by Andrew J Torget( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving both as home to the Confederacy's capital, Richmond, and as the war's primary battlefield, Virginia held a unique place in the American Civil War, while also witnessing the privations and hardships that marked life in all corners of the Confederacy. Yet despite an overwhelming literature on the battles that raged across the state and the armies and military leaders involved, few works have examined Virginia as a distinctive region during the conflict. In Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration, Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget, together with other scholars, offer an illuminating portrait of the state's wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, several of the essays examine such concerns as the war's effect on slavery in the state, the wartime intersection of race and religion, and the development of Confederate social networks. Other contributions shed light on topics long disputed by historians, such as Virgina's decision to secede from the Union, the development of Confederate nationalism, and how Virginians chose to remember the war after its close. For anyone interested in Virginia during the Civil War, this book offers new ways to approach the study of the most important state in the Confederacy during the bloodiest war in American history
America on the eve of the Civil War( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house divided-- : a century of great Civil War quotations( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's war : talking about the Civil War and emancipation on their 150th anniversaries( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: These readings provide a glimpse of the vast sweep and profound breadth of Americans' war among and against themselves, adding crucial voices to our understanding of the war and its meaning
The valley of the shadow : two communities in the American Civil War by Edward L Ayers( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This [hypertext] project interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line during the era of the American Civil War", Staunton, Virginia and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The project includes an electronic archives of the sources on which the narrative is based (The Eve of the war, and The War years), including maps & images, church records, military records, letters & diaries, newspapers, and public records
Valley of the shadow : two communities in the American Civil War by Edward L Ayers( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on the American Civil War, as part of the Valley of the Shadow Project at the University of Virginia. Contains information on the Virginia counties of Augusta and Franklin during the Civil War. Offers access to online versions of newspapers, battle maps, letters, and official records. Contains military dossiers, as well as reference materials, images, and information on related projects. Lists the current and past Project staff members
In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L Ayers( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and secure? : politics and culture of the welfare state : a comparative inquiry( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the annual convention of the Netherlands American Studies Association, held in Middelburg, Netherlands, in June 1995
American anthem by Edward L Ayers( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentous events in small places : the coming of the Civil War in two American communities by Edward L Ayers( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The promise of the New South : life after Reconstruction
Alternative Names
Ayers, Edward

Edward L. Ayers American historian

Edward L. Ayers Amerikaanse historicus

Edward L. Ayers historiador estadounidense

Edward L. Ayers historien américain

Edward L. Ayers US-amerikanischer Historiker

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English (235)

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In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863The Oxford book of the American South : testimony, memory, and fictionVengeance and justice : crime and punishment in the 19th century American SouthWhat caused the Civil War? : reflections on the South and Southern historyAll over the map : rethinking American regionsSouthern crossing : a history of the American South, 1877-1906American passages : a history of the United StatesThe Edge of the South : life in nineteenth-century Virginia