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The writings of historian C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) challenged the widely-held misconceptions regarding Southern civil rights issues that developed after the American Civil War Reconstruction period. During the 1930s through the 1960s, Woodward reexamined the assumption that Southern history was free of class and racial conflict between the Reconstruction and World War I (1877-1913). This paper outlines the academic life of Woodward and offers a comparison of his analysis of the South since Reconstruction to more traditionalist Southern historians.


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  • Alternative title
    • C. Vann Woodward

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 92

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      G. Charmaine Malone is a graduate student in the Public History at the American Military University.