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Bertram Wyatt-Brown

On Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Michael O’Brien, and Southern Distinctiveness

The following guest post is by Randall Stephens, who teaches at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is based on the paper Randall gave at the Southern Intellectual History Circle, which was held last month in Sewanee, Tennessee. Bertram Wyatt-Brown was an eight-year-old exile.  The future southern historian’s parents sent him far away from their home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1940.  There he would live with his grandmother and attend school. Confused by the alien environment and painfully aware of being an outsider, he brooded over his misfortune. He would not, in fact, come to know why Read more