The Development of Sociology in the Old South

  title={The Development of Sociology in the Old South},
  author={Hannibal Gerald Duncan and Winnie Leach Duncan},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={649 - 656}
The approaching crisis between the North and the South caused the latter to make a desperate effort to create a social philosophy that would be consistent with sectional interests. A few of these writers conceived the idea of applying the principles of the newly created subject of sociology to the local situation. Although made to underwrite the Southern cause, sociology moved in the direction of a more scientific development, and produced the earliest known works in English to bear sociology… 
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