The Letters of C. Vann Woodward

'I have long thought of myself as fortunate'

The Letters of C. Vann Woodward

Michael Marsland, Yale U.

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Michael Marsland, Yale U.

C. Vann Woodward was one of the most influential historians of the post-Reconstruction South, winner of both the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes, president of a number of scholarly associations, and a Jefferson Lecturer. What follows are excerpts from The Letters of C. Vann Woodward, published this month by Yale University Press and edited by his friend and correspondent Michael O'Brien, a professor at the University of Cambridge. The letters start in 1926,