Kresge Library

History Comes Alive Series

Professor Carl R. Osthaus will present the lecture on "'They Love a Man in the Country': Dixie Demagogues and Southern Politics," on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 pm in the Oakland Room of the Oakland Center (campus map).

Ornery and vile, or colorful and entertaining, or a little of both, the Dixie Demagogues of fact and fiction were prominent fixtures on the Southern political landscape. By reviewing their antics, appeal and impact, Professor Osthaus will shed light on Southern history and identity. (Rated R: language, sexual situations and general raunchiness). This lecture will include discussions of Eugene Talmadge, Theodore Bilbo, James K. Vardaman, Coleman Blease, Huey & Earl Long, James Folsom, and George Wallace.

Professor Osthaus teaches Civil War, Reconstruction and Southern history and has published studies of freedmen and banking during Reconstruction, ninteenth-century Southern journalism and the work ethic of antebellum Southern plain folk. *

Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Please call (248) 370-3511 or e-mail jkessler@oakland.edu.

Online Articles by Dr. Osthaus**:

Osthaus, Carl R. "The Rise and Fall of Jesse Binga, Black Financier." The Journal of Negro History 58 (1973): 39-60.

Osthaus, Carl R. "The Work Ethic of the Plain Ffolk: Labor and Religion in the Old South." Journal of Southern History 70 (2004): 745-783 .

Books by Dr. Osthaus:

Osthaus, Carl R. Freedmen, Philanthropy, and Fraud : a History of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. Urbana : University of Illinois Press (1976).

Osthaus, Carl R. Partisans of the Southern Press : Editorial Spokesmen of the Nineteenth Century. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky (1994).

Related Online Articles**:

Amenta, Edwin, Dunleavy, Kathleen, & Bernstein, Mary. "Stolen Thunder? Huey Long's 'Share Our Wealth,' Political Mediation, and the Second New Deal." American Sociological Review, 59 (1994): 678-702.

Carter, Dan. "Legacy of Rage: George Wallace and the Transformation of American Politics." The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 62.1 (1996): 3-26.

Cook, James. "The Eugene Talmadage - Walter Cocking Controversy." Phylon, 35.2 (1974): 181-192.

Fitzgerald, Michael. "'We Have Found a Moses': Theodore Bilbo, Black Nationalism, and the Greater Liberia Bill of 1939" The Journal of Southern History, 63.2 (1997): 293-320.

Graham, Hugh Davis. "George Corley Wallace And The Continuity Of American Racism." Reviews in American History 24.2 (1996): 332-336.

Hogan, J. Michael. "The Rusticity and Religiosity of Huey P. Long." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 7.2 (2004): 149-171.

"Huey P. Long Reevaluated." The History Teacher, 27.2 (1994): 119-120.

Jeansonne, Glen "Huey Long and the Historians." The History Teacher 27.2 (1994): 120-125.

Luthin, Reinhard. "Some Demagogues in American History." The American Historical Review 57.1 (1951): 22-46.

Peterson, F. Ross. "Glen H. Taylor and the Bilbo Case." Phylon, 31. 4 (1970): 344-350.

Simon, Bryant. "The Appeal of Cole Blease of South Carolina: Race, Class, and Sex in the New South." The Journal of Southern History, 62.1 (1996):57-86.

Williams, T. Harry. "The Gentleman from Louisiana: Demagogue or Democrat." The Journal of Southern History, 26.1 (1960): 3-21.

Related Online Books (Provided by Kresge Library)**:

Morgan, Chester. Redneck liberal Theodore G. Bilbo and the New Deal. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press (1985).

Carter, Dan. The politics of rage George Wallace, the origins of the new conservatism, and the transformation of American politics. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press (2000).

Related Books in Print at Kresge Library:

Logue, Cal and Dorgan, Howard . The Oratory of southern demagogues. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (1981).

Holmes, William. The White Chief: James Kimble Vardaman. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press (1970).

Logue, Cal. Eugene Talmadge : rhetoric and response. New York, Greenwood Press (1989).

Morgan, Chester. Redneck liberal Theodore G. Bilbo and the New Deal. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press (1985).

Green, Adwin. The Man Bilbo. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press (1963).

Hair, William. The kingfish and his realm : the life and times of Huey P. Long. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, (1991).

Liebling, Abbott. The Earl of Louisiana. New York, Simon and Schuster (1961).

Grafton, Carl. Big mules & branchheads : James E. Folsom and political power in Alabama. Athens : University of Georgia Press, (1985).

Carter, Dan. The politics of rage George Wallace, the origins of the new conservatism, and the transformation of American politics. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press (2000).

*Description from the Histrocy Comes Alive 2006 Lecture Series Brochure.

**Please note, the materials listed below are restricted to use by Oakland Students, Faculty, and Staff (or from a computer located on the Oakland network). Find out why...


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