Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New South [Pdf Free]

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In the wake of the War Higher Education In higher education in South was at an impasse and many historians have tended to view Southern colleges and universities of the era as an educational backwater that resisted reform As Thinking Confederates demonstrates however defeat in fact taught many Southern intellectuals that Their Institutions Had Failed To Supply Antebellum Graduates With The institutions had failed to supply antebellum graduates with the needed to compete with the North Thus in the years following the war educators who had previously served as Confederate officers ed an effort to promote academic reform throughout the region. Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New SouthFashioned a modern academic vision Drawing On Private Correspondence That on private correspondence that telling insight into the minds of these men Frost shows that they recognized that the eradication of slavery had been necessary for Southern He also explains how upheld an idea of a New South that also explains how they upheld an idea of a New South that beliefs both in the Lost Cause and in national reconciliationChallenging the view that the Confederacy's military eaders were too conservative to entertain any notion of progress this book offers a fresh andprovocative analysis of postbellum Southern thought and higher educatio.

Review Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New South

Dan Frost shows how inspired by the idea of progress these men set about transforming Southern higher education Recognizing the North's superiority in industry and technology they turned their own schools from a classical orientation to a new emphasis on science and engineering These educators came to define the Southern idea of progress and passed it on to their students thus helping to create and perpetuate an expectation for the arrival of the SouthAlthough they espoused reverence for the past these Civil War veterans were not blindly wedded to old ideals but rather.

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