(8.) For historical and critical analyses of lynching during the postbellum
era, see Cutler; Wiegman (especially 81-113); Williamson; and Woodward.
The essays in this section investigate alternatives to dominant forms of postbellum
philanthropy and, in the process, reveal conflicting attitudes about women's benevolent work.
In service of this argument, Sallee invokes an ambitious array of historical themes, including mill life, class conflict, the emergence of new womanhood, Progressive Era politics and policies, and postbellum
Morgan connects this development to the postbellum
confluence of advertising, psychology, and pedagogy.
Colonial, Early National, Antebellum, Postbellum
, Modernist, Contemporary.
Perhaps Kantrowitz's most significant contribution to the historiography of white supremacy is to shift the focus of its origins from the postbellum
to the antebellum South.
Pointing to the construction of coastal steamships illuminates the postbellum
coastal trade but obscures our understanding of the postbellum
merchant marine and foreign trade.
However, her understanding of the formation of the postbellum
plantation labor market would have gained much, and she could have told a much more historically accurate story, if she knew more about the work of Joseph Reid, Stephen DeCanio, Robert Higgs, Gavin Wright, Roger Ransom and Richard Sutch.
First, she has discovered that conventions were also held for a time after the end of the Civil War, notably between 1869 and 1872; these postbellum
meetings, neglected by previous scholars, indicate to her that the movement represents a persistent strain in southern life, one that closely links the Old South to the New.
These "Redeemers" employed economic coercion, political intimidation, and outright violence to achieve their goal of making the postbellum
South as similar to the antebellum South as possible.
Here he devotes about two pages each to natives, immigrants, and passers-by, in sections on natives, explorers, and early settlers; antebellum, postbellum
, and 20th-century politicians; the law; entrepreneurs; artists and writers; education, science, and medicine; entertainers and performers; religious leaders; seers, spiritualists, and skeptics; and eccentrics, frauds, and the inexplicable.
While it certainly is the case that Zora Hurston sprang from one of Eatonville's first families, and while she did seek diligently to record "the souls of black folk," her status as an active, engaged participant in, or even reporter of, the burgeoning postbellum
black South is exceptionally difficult to fashion.