Position

AHA President, 1969

Institution

Yale University

Read In Memoriam in Perspectives, March 2000

C. Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908–December 17, 1999), Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University, was one of the most influential historians of 20th-century America and the history of the American South. In 1982 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his edited volume, Mary Chesnut’s Civil War.

 

Bibliography

Tom Watson, agrarian rebel, by C. Vann Woodward. New York: Macmillan, 1938.

The battle for Leyte gulf. New York: Macmillan, 1947.

Reunion and reaction; the compromise of 1877 and the end of reconstruction. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951; Reprint, New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Origins of the new South, 1877-1913. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1951.

The strange career of Jim Crow. New York. New York Oxford University Press, 1955; Reprint, with a new afterword by William S. McFeely. Commemorative ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

The burden of southern history. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1960; Reprint, 3rd ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

A Southern prophecy: The prosperity of the South dependent upon the elevation of the Negro (1889) Edited, with an introd., by C. Vann Woodward. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964.

The age of reinterpretation, by C. Vann Woodward. Washington: Service Center for Teachers of History, 1968, 1961.

Social justice and the problems of the twentieth century, by Sidney Hook, Tom Wicker and C. Vann Woodward. Raleigh, N.C., 1968.

Origins of the new South, 1877-1913, by C. Vann Woodward. With a critical essay on recent works by Charles B. Dew. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.

American counterpoint; slavery and racism in the North-South dialogue, by C. Vann Woodward. 1st ed. Boston; Little, Brown, 1971; Reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

The private Mary Chesnut: the unpublished Civil War diaries, edited by C. Vann Woodward, Elisabeth Muhlenfeld. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

The Old World’s new world, by C. Vann Woodward. New York: New York Public Library; New York: Oxford University Press, 1991

Responses of the Presidents to charges of misconduct, edited with an added introduction By C. Vann Woodward. New York: Dell Pub. Co., 1974.

Mary Chesnut’s Civil War, edited by C. Vann Woodward. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.

The comparative approach to American history, edited by C. Vann Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Region, race, and Reconstruction: essays in honor of C. Vann Woodward, edited by J. Morgan Kousser and James M. McPherson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

The Oxford history of the United States, by C. Vann Woodward, general editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982-1999.

Thinking back: the perils of writing history, by C. Vann Woodward. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.

The future of the past, by C. Vann Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

When did southern segregation begin: readings selected and introduced by John David Smith; selections by C. Vann Woodward … [et al.]. New York: Palgrave, 2002.