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Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930 (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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Focusing on the cultural conflicts between social reformers and southern communities, William Link presents an important reinterpretation of the origins and impact of progressivism in the South. He shows that a fundamental clash of values divided reformers and rural southerners, ultimately blocking the reforms. His book, based on extensive archival research, adds a new dim ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published January 15th 1993 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1993)
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Feb 15, 2015 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Link, William A. The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Pp. 440 (with bibliography, Notes, and index). In The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, William A. Link identifies a central element amid the various reform movements spanning the latter part of the nineteenth century and the earlier part of the twentieth century: the clash between an urban middle-class reform-minded white peer group and the traditional r ...more
it was an interesting outlook on southern progressivism, or more like the slow turn towards it. you will get the feeling of reading a tabloid by all of link's quotes being: 'a texas baptist said this...' 'a kentucky prohibitionist said that...'
it was more than a little difficult to navigate through all of the quotes, examples, and hidden points link was trying to make. i did appreciate him adding the failures as well as success of the progressive push in the south. but he failed to take on the v
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William A. Link earned his B.A. in history from Davidson College in 1976 and his doctorate in history from the University of Virginia in 1981.
For twenty-three years, he was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaching courses in North Carolina history, the history of the American South, and twentieth-century American history. In 2004, he became the Richard J. Milbauer ch
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