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I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century
by John Andrew Rice and William Craig Rice and Mark Bauerlein


Overview - John Andrew Rice's autobiography, first published to critical acclaim in 1942, is a remarkable tour through late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America. When the book was suppressed by the publisher soon after its appearance because of legal threats by a college president described in the book, the nation lost a rich first-person historical account of race and class relations during a critical period--not only during the days of Rice's youth, but at the dawn of the civil rights movement.  Read more...

 
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Overview
John Andrew Rice's autobiography, first published to critical acclaim in 1942, is a remarkable tour through late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America. When the book was suppressed by the publisher soon after its appearance because of legal threats by a college president described in the book, the nation lost a rich first-person historical account of race and class relations during a critical period--not only during the days of Rice's youth, but at the dawn of the civil rights movement.
I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century begins with Rice's childhood on a South Carolina plantation during the post-Reconstruction era. Later Rice moved to Great Britain when he won a Rhodes scholarship, then to the University of Nebraska to accept a professorship. In 1933 he founded Black Mountain College, a legendary progressive college in North Carolina that uniquely combined creative arts, liberal education, self-government, and a work program.
Rice's observations of social and working conditions in the Jim Crow South, his chronicle of his own fading southern aristocratic family, including its famous politicians, and his acerbic portraits of education bureaucrats are memorable and make this book a resource for scholars and a pleasure for lay readers. Historical facts are leavened with wit and insight; black-white relations are recounted with relentless and unsentimental discernment. Rice combines a sociologist's eye with a dramatist's flair in a unique voice.
This Southern Classics edition includes a new introduction by Mark Bauerlein and an afterword by Rice's grandson William Craig Rice, exposing a new generation of readers to John Andrew Rice's incisive commentaries on the American South before the 1960s and to the work of a powerful prose stylist.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781611174366
  • ISBN-10: 1611174368
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 351
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Southern Classics

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