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Overview  |  18th Century  |  19th Century  |  20th Century  |  Credits

Southern History at Yale  |  New Criticism  |  The Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Collection  |  Yale's Changing Face  |  Woodbrige Hall and the White House

The 20th Century: Southern History at Yale
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Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Historian of the American South best known for his pathbreaking use of archival materials for his research on the Antebellum South. He came to Yale in 1929 after publishing his classic text, Life and Labor in the Old South (1929), and taught there until his death in 1934. He was one of the great advocates of viewing the history of the South as one continuous line of events, unbroken by the Civil War and Emancipation. He saw racism as the central theme of the South's past and expressed this theory in his "Central Theme."

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934)
b. in La Grange, Georgia, Professor of History