C. Vann Woodward

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Arkansas-born C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999), Sterling Professor of History at Yale, is the author of The Burden of Southern History and of Origins of the New South, which won the Bancroft prize. His The Strange Career of Jim Crow, published by the Oxford University Press in 1955 {and subsequently in Oxford’s paperback Galaxy series), is an excellent study of the history of segregation. He was considered, along with Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to be one of the most influential historians of the postwar era, 1940s-1970s, both by scholars and by the general public.

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April 1957

Blamed for the misdeeds of others, President Grant left his name on America’s sorriest Administration

April 1964

The Birth of Jim Crow