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Exhibiting a clear, straightforward style, his many works are marked by a comprehensiveness and a catholicity of view. There is hardly an element of southern thought or society, hardly a major movement of any kind or an event of any significance that has escaped his penetrating thought and discerning analysis.
This volume of Eaton's selected writings forms a rich and provocative mosaic of southern life from the years of Thomas Jefferson to the close of the Civil War. These selections, perceptively edited by Albert D. Kirwan, show the wide range of Eaton's interests, including the impact of slavery, the influence of religion, and the art of politics, and they demonstrate the depth of his insight into the civilization of the Old South.
Among Clement Eaton's works are Freedom of Thought in the Old South, The Mind of the Old South, The Growth of Southern Civilization, and A History of the Southern Confederacy.
The University Press of Kentucky
Place of Publication
Kentucky, Southern states, Old South
United States History
Eaton, Clement and Kirwan, Albert D., "The Civilization of the Old South: Writings of Clement Eaton" (1968). United States History. 58.