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The Promise of the New South

Life after Reconstruction

The Promise of the New South( )
Author: Ayers, Edward L.
ISBN:978-0-19-503756-2
Publication Date:Sep 1992
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

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 alynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnic and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the...
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Book Details
Pages:592
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.31 x 9.5 x 1.653 Inches
Book Weight:2.552 Pounds



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