By Robert F. Pace
For the sons of southern gentry, collage existence provided numerous demanding situations, together with attractive with northern professors and adjusting to residing clear of domestic and family members. The younger males prolonged the standard view of upper schooling as a bridge among formative years and maturity, innovatively developing their very own global of honor that ready them for residing within the greater southern society. Failure to acquire an exceptional schooling used to be a grievous breach of honor for them, and speed skillfully weaves jointly tales of pupil antics, trials, and triumphs in the broader male ethos of the outdated South. while the Civil conflict erupted, many scholars left campus to turn into infantrymen, guard their households, and safeguard a life-style. through war's finish, the code of honor had waned, altering the tradition of southern faculties and universities forever.
Halls of Honor represents an important replace of E. Merton Coulter’s 1928 vintage paintings, collage lifestyles within the outdated South, which concerned about the college of Georgia. Pace's full of life research will widen the dialogue of antebellum southern university existence for many years to come.