Tracing Pike County from its creation, The Structure of Time: Pike County, Mississippi, 1815-1912 explores the ecomic, social, and political tensions between local automy and national integration. The book focuses on the years following Reconstruction when an embattled white elite sought to achieve the promises of the New South creed and to maintain the vision of a hierarchical, organic society. In the end, the unique history of Pike County provides an interpretive framework for the general history of the post-bellum South.
The Author: Martin J. Hardeman received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Chicago in 1992. He has taught at Roosevelt University, Kenyon College, and the University of St. Thomas. Currently Dr. Hardeman is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University.
Martin J Hardeman
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Modern American History: the United States Since 1865