The Mind of the South
ISBN10: 0679736476 ISBN13: 9780679736479 Contributors: Cash, Wilbur Joseph Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Sep 1 1991 Pages: 444 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Ever since its publication in 1941, The Mind of the South has been recognized as a path-breaking work of scholarship and as a literary achievement of enormous eloquence and insight in its own right. From its investigation of the Southern class system to its pioneering assessments of the region's legacies of racism, religiosity, and romanticism, W. J. Cash's book defined the way in which millions of readers-- on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line--would see the South for decades to come. This fiftieth-anniversary edition of The Mind of the South includes an incisive analysis of Cash himself and of his crucial place in the history of modern Southern letters.