"C. Vann Woodward's Strange Careeer
is one of the most important works to an American historian of any period. Not only is Strange Career
a great work of history, it is
history. It is still enthralling students today."--Carlos Blanton, Rice University
"This classic study of the history of segregation in the United States still has much to teach us."--The Diversity Factor
"A unique, revealing, and 'eye-opening' volume that deals with a most sensitive aspect of U.S. history."--Arthur E. Chapman, University of MiamiPraise for previous editions:
"Excellent perspective of development of Jim Crow laws in South and , what is unusual, in the North. The revision has a good analysis of the irony of modern black separatism."--Ben F. Fordney, James Madison Univ.
"A witty, learned, and unsettling book...a book of permanent significance."--Robert Penn Warren
"A landmark in the history of American race relations."--David Herbert Donald
"I have used this work as a required reading in my freshman-level U.S. history class for twenty-two years and found it a most appropriate assignment."--Peter Sehlinger, Indiana University, Indianapolis
"Absolutely useful."--Jennie La Monte, University of New Hampshirs
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
The late C. Vann Woodward
was the Sterling Professor of History at Yale until his death in 1999. Among his books are Mary Chestnut's Civil War, The Origins of the New South, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel
, and The Burden of Southern History
. He was also General Editor of The Oxford History of the United States series. William S. McFeely
won the Lincoln Prize in 1992 for Frederick Douglass
and the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for Grant: A Biography
. He is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Georgia and lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.