C. Vann Woodward
#8420 Overall Influence

C. Vann Woodward

Preeminent American historian

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Comer Vann Woodward was a Pulitzer-prize winning American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was long a supporter of the approach of Charles A. Beard, stressing the influence of unseen economic motivations in politics. Stylistically, he was a master of irony and counterpoint. Woodward was on the left end of the history profession in the 1930s. By the 1950s he was a leading liberal and supporter of civil rights. His demonstration that racial segregation was a late-19th-century invention rather than some sort of eternal standard made his The Strange Career of Jim Crow into "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement", said Martin Luther King Jr. After attacks on him by the New Left in the late 1960s, he moved to the right politically.

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Henderson State University
Henderson State University

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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    Influence Rankings by Discipline

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    #137 World Rank #18 USA Rank
    History
    #7888 World Rank #1610 USA Rank
    Literature