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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English



  • Southern States,
  • United States


  • Cash, W. J. 1900-1941.,
  • Historians -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Southern States -- Historiography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-229) and index.

StatementBruce Clayton.
SeriesSouthern biography series
LC ClassificationsE175.5.C27 C57 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 236 p., [6] p. of plates :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1882681M
ISBN 100807116475
LC Control Number90043462

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W.J. Cash, in full Wilbur Joseph Cash, (born May 2, , Gaffney, S.C., U.S.—died July 1, , Mexico City, Mex.), American author, editor, and journalist, best known for his single book, The Mind of the South (), a classic analysis of white Southern temperament and culture. Wilbur Joseph Cash (May 2, – July 1, ) was an American author and journalist known primarily for his controversial works about the American South. 1 Biography Early life . W.J. Cash is the author of The Mind of the South ( avg rating, ratings, 52 reviews, published )4/5. W. J. Cash Although W.J. Cash () wrote only one book, The Mind of the South, before his untimely death in , his work is recognized as one of the best single-volume histories of the American South ever published.