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One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London. Past president of all the major historical associations, he holds the Gold Medal of the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a member of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. His honors also include a Bancroft Prize for Origins of the New South, 1876--1913 (1951) and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). A premier historian of the American South and of race relations in the United States, Woodward studies the South in a way that sheds light on the human condition everywhere. In recent years he has turned his attention increasingly to comparative history. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Strange Career of Jim Crow… (more)
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Introduction) 5,188 copies, 74 reviews
The Civil War: An Illustrated History (Contributor) 1,925 copies, 14 reviews
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Introduction, some editions) 1,635 copies, 22 reviews
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (Contributor) 261 copies, 2 reviews
Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution (Contributor) 167 copies, 1 review
Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond (Contributor) 146 copies, 1 review
Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (Editor) 94 copies, 3 reviews
Life and Labor in the Old South (Introduction, some editions) 93 copies

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