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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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C. Vann Woodward
Sterling Emeritus Professor of History C. Vann Woodward is the most acclaimed American historian of this century. He has received all the major prizes awarded to American historians. Among his many publications are the classic text for history of the New South, Origins of the New South (1951), the influential study of segregation, The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955), and the Pulitzer Prize winning Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). With his "Age of Reinterpretation" thesis he set loose a revolution in the study of American History. He called for a reinterpretation of history that not only destroyed prevailing misconceptions, but that expanded its perimeters to encompass many of the histories that had been ignored.

C. Vann Woodward
b. in Vanndale, Arkansas, Professor of History