The South in the Building of the Nation

By J. A. C. Chandler; Franklin L. Riley et al. | Go to book overview

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUMES XI AND XII.

THE purpose in these volumes, in the series entitled THE SOUTH IN THE BUILDING OF THE NATION, is not to furnish a cyclopedia of biography, but to round out the historical account by giving the principal facts about those Southern men and women who have contributed in a marked degree to the life and development of the South and the Nation. These life sketches supplement and illustrate the previous volumes dealing with the general and local history. The aim is to furnish the student of history and the general reader a convenient reference work, a dictionary of biography, in which can be readily found the main facts about the more important characters of Southern history; information which heretofore must be sought for in the large collections, in local histories, and in scarce and not easily accessible books.

The sketches are written from a sympathetic point of view. Heretofore the biographical estimates of Southerners in the works of reference have been, in general, rather unfriendly, contemptuous, or inadequate. The aim here is to give an accurate account that at the same time shows an understanding of the social and historical background. The best efforts have been made to secure accuracy, to get additional facts, to secure adequate treatment, to correct mistakes, etc. In order to do this, authorities in various Southern states were asked to take part in the work. Consequently the work while sympathetic is judicial; there is no attempt to glorify; each biography is treated in its proper setting; each estimate is original--an independent valuation.

In regard to the individuals included, it may be said that the purpose has been to give the main facts

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  • Title Page iii
  • Department of Biography v
  • Introduction to Volumes XI and Xii. vii
  • Biography. 1
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