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About the Contributors Edward L. Ayers teaches the history of the American Soudi at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Promise ofthe New South: Life after Reconstruction and coeditor of The OxfordBook ofthe American South: Testimony , Memory, andFiction. Born in Virginia and raised by parents "expatriated" to North Carolina, Anne Goodwyn Jones was trained from infancy both to revere the South's distinctiveness and to recognize the innumerable distinctions within "it." She has studied, questioned, critiqued , analyzed, and enjoyed southern cultures , focusing on gender in her writings and talks. The audior of Tomorrow Is AnotherDay: The Woman Writer in the South and coeditor, with Susan Donaldson, oí HauntedBodies: Gender and Southern Texts, she also teaches at die University of Florida in Gainesville. A forthcoming book, Theory and the Good Old Boys, is about writing and southern manhood between the world wars. Peter Nicolaisen teaches English and American literature at the University of Flensburg in northern Germany. His works in German include Die Bildlichkeit in der Dichtung Edwards Taylor, Ernest Hemingway: Studien Zum Bild derErzählten Welt, William Faulkner in Selbst^eugnissen undBilddokumenten,Joseph Conrad , and ThomasJefferson. He has also written extensively in English on southern literature, including several essays for the Mississippi Quarterly. In 1998 he was a visiting professor at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Michael O'Brien is Phillip R. Shriver Professor of History at Miami University; he teaches each fall in Ohio and commutes each spring to Miami's Luxembourg campus from Cambridge, where he is Senior Mellon Scholar in American History. He has written extensively on southern history: among his books are The Idea oftheAmerican South, 1920—41; A Character ofHugh Legaré; Rethinking the South; and An Evening WhenAlone: FourJournals of Single Women in the South, 182J—6J. Steven StOWe teaches history at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is the author of Intimacy andPower in the OldSouth. He is working on a study of illness and medicine in the South during the nineteenth century. Brian Ward is reader in American history at the University of Newcasde upon Tyne, where he captains the staff cricket team and works on twentieth-century southern and African American history. A former fellow of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University ofVirginia, he is the audior oíJust My SoulResponding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness andRace Relations and editor, with Tony Badger, of The Making ofMartin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. Born in Vandale, Arkansas, in 1908, C. Vann Woodward has spent his entire adult life, except for three years in the U.S. Navy, teaching. Before retiring in 1977, he taught at Georgia Tech, the University of Florida, the University ofVirginia, Scripps College,Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University. He has written and edited many books about the South. 119 ...


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