In The Human Tradition in the New South, historian James C. Klotter brings together twelve biographical essays that explore the region's political, economic, and social development since the Civil War. Like all books in this series, these essays chronicle the lives of ordinary Americans whose lives and contributions help to highlight the great transformations that occurred in the South. Including profiles ranging from Winnie Davis to Dizzy Dean, from Asa Candler to Harlan Sanders, the book brings to life this dynamic and vibrant region.
James C. Klotter is the State Historian of Kentucky and professor of history at Georgetown College. He is the author of several books including Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood and Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox 1900-1950 and the editor of The Human Tradition in the Old South.
Introduction Chapter 1: The Lost Cause Legend About Winnie Davis, "The Daughter of the Confederacy" Chapter 2: Black Zack and Uncle Amon Chapter 3: Asa Candler: Old Southerner in the New South Chapter 4: Alfred Holt Stone: Conservative Racial Thought in the New South Chapter 5: Hester Calvert: Farm Wife Chapter 6: Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues Chapter 7: Dizzy Dean: Baseball's Quintessential Southerner Chapter 8: Toward a New Social Order in Dixie: Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson and the Industrial Department of the National Board YWCA Chapter 9: Harlan Sanders: The Man Who Would be Colonel Chapter 10: Blanche Terry and the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Chapter 11: Ralph David Abernathy and the Civil Rights Movement Chapter 12: Bill Henry Terry, Jr.: An African American's Journey from Alabama to Vietnam and Back