American History / Social & Cultural History The antebellum South remains one of the most studied and written about periods of American history. for years, the terms of the debates were set in large part by the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. Recently, however, historians have moved past the classic debates and have taken the discussion into new territories. In this new edition of the Society and Culture in the Slave South, J. William Harris has selected articles and excerpts from longer works that present recent provocative viewpoints on the antebellum South, works that reveal both the focus and diversity of the ongoing revisions of historical thought. Including essays on paternalism, class, women and gender, culture and morality, The Old South offers readers selections that illustrate both the continuities and the new developments in historical scholarship in the antebellum South. J. William Harris is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society and Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and the Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation. REWRITING HISTORIES focuses on historical themes where standard conclusions are facing a major challenge. Each book presents eight to ten papers (edited and annotated where necessary) at the forefront of current research and interpretation, offering students an accessible way to engage with contemporary debates. Series editor Jack R. Censer is Professor of History at George Mason University.Harris, J. William is the author of 'Old South New Studies of Society and Culture', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415957298 and ISBN 041595729X.