Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2007

640 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195325171

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Southern Honor

Ethics and Behavior in the Old South

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, hailed in The Washington Post as "a work of enormous imagination and enterprise" and in The New York Times as "an important, original book," Southern Honor revolutionized our understanding of the antebellum South, revealing how Southern men adopted an ancient honor code that shaped their society from top to bottom. Using legal documents, letters, diaries, and newspaper columns, Wyatt-Brown offers fascinating examples to illuminate the dynamics of Southern life throughout the antebellum period.