Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

Raymond Arsenault and Orville Vernon Burton, editors

NewSouth Books
$35.00 hardcover
6 x 9
528 pages
November 1, 2013

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney is a collection of original essays written by some of the nation’s most distinguished historians. Sheldon Hackney has served as provost of Princeton University, president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a variety of roles—teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator, writer, and friend—Hackney has been a source of wisdom, empowerment, and wise counsel during more than four decades of historical and educational achievement. His life, both inside and outside the academy, has focused on issues closely related to civil rights, social justice, and the vagaries of race, class, regional culture, and national identity.

Each of the contributors has a personal as well as a professional connection to Hackney, and each of the essays in this volume touches upon one or more of the important themes that have animated Hackney’s scholarly and professional life. The specific topics addressed in the essays include:

  • Voting Rights in the South Since 1965
  • Film and the “Disney Version” of Southern History
  • The NAACP and the Southern Civil Rights Movement
  • Naval Warfare during the Civil War
  • Nineteenth-century Southern and Northern Revivalism: A Comparative View
  • Race, Inequality, and Educational Funding in the South
  • Southern Music
  • Unionism and the Election of 1863 in Alabama
  • African American Political Struggles in the Post-Reconstruction South
  • Confederate Political Culture


  • Robert Engs
  • Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Paul M. Gaston
  • Sheldon Hackney 
  • Steven Hahn
  • Charles Joyner
  • J. Morgan Kousser
  • Peyton McCrary
  • Stephanie McCurry
  • James McPherson
  • S. Frederick Starr
  • Patricia Sullivan
  • Thomas Sugrue
  • J. Mills Thornton