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A New History of the American South

Relive the unforgettable drama of the American South with an award-winning professor.

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c********m
August 22, 2019
Entertaining, but nothing new about the "A New History of the South." Critical issues often not even mentioned: role of tariffs in Civil War, role of Rothschild banking and England/France in creating divisions between North and South so that a weaker two nations would be easier to manipulate than a strong one nation,etc. Charles Dickens famously noted that "Union means so many millions a year lost to the South; secession means the loss of the same millions to the North. The love of money is the root of this as of many other evils". Economic drivers were critical. Lincoln's blatant racism believing slaves must be sent back to Africa because they were an inferior race and could not live in a civilized society was not even mentioned. Disappointing that so much now known about the drivers of Southern history was not used and same old story just rehashed. Entertaining storyteller but lacks academic rigor and in my view, critical accuracy.

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t********m
August 4, 2019
One of my favorite courses. Professor Ayers is likable and insightful. A lot of fun to watch.

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j********u
July 17, 2019

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