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The Resource Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915, K. Stephen Prince

Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915, K. Stephen Prince

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Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915
Title
Stories of the South
Title remainder
race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915
Statement of responsibility
K. Stephen Prince
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question. During Reconstruction, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society. The white South actively resisted these efforts, battling the legal strictures of Reconstruction on the ground. Meanwhile, white southern storytellers worked to recast the South's image, romanticizing the Lost Cause and heralding the birth of a New South. In Stories of the South, K. Stephen Prince argues that this cultural production was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Prince demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy. "--
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contains biographical information
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Prince, K. Stephen,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, American
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915, K. Stephen Prince
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
860944094
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781469614182
Lccn
2013038015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)860944094
Label
Stories of the South : race and the Reconstruction of southern identity, 1865-1915, K. Stephen Prince
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
860944094
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781469614182
Lccn
2013038015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)860944094

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