A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M.E. Bradford and His Achievements Clyde N. Wilson

ISBN: 9780826212085

Published: January 1st 1999

Hardcover

193 pages


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A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M.E. Bradford and His Achievements  by  Clyde N. Wilson

A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M.E. Bradford and His Achievements by Clyde N. Wilson
January 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 193 pages | ISBN: 9780826212085 | 5.69 Mb

Prolific writer and revered teacher M. E. Bradford holds a unique place in American scholarship. During a distinguished career, which came to an early end with his untimely death in 1993, Bradford breathed new life into the southern conservativeMoreProlific writer and revered teacher M. E. Bradford holds a unique place in American scholarship. During a distinguished career, which came to an early end with his untimely death in 1993, Bradford breathed new life into the southern conservative traditions of his predecessors, the Vanderbilt Agrarians and Richard M.

Weaver. Trained as a literary scholar, Bradford made substantial contributions to the study of southern literature, but he also wrote and worked in American history and political thought. His skillful and audacious challenging of much of the received wisdom of American scholarship gradually won him numerous admirers and disciples, as well as a few bitter enemies.A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M. E. Bradford and His Achievements is the first flail evaluation of the whole of this southern intellectuals career. An impressive group of scholars -- historians, literary critics, and political scientists -- herein explores Bradfords life and work.

Examining his contributions to literary criticism, southern and American constitutional history, rhetoric, and even his controversial writings on Abraham Lincoln, these distinguished academics afford a fascinating evaluation of this unique and important thinker.A Defender of Southern Conservatism is both a memorial and an introduction to the life and career of M. E. Bradford, whose achievements will have a lasting influence on American scholarship.



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