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Kirby, Jack Temple

Overview
Works: 20 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 6,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Genealogy  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HN79.A13, 975.04072
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Temple Kirby
Media-made Dixie : the South in the American imagination by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kirby shows how the American public's perceptions of the South have been influenced, even controlled, by the mass communications media. Kirby looks at major movies, radio and television shows, plays, popular histories, and music from the turn of the century through the 1980s. He documents a progression in the national image of the South from the cracker wasteland of Erskine Caldwell's God's little acre to the antebellum wonderland of Hollywood's Shirley Temple-'Bojangles' Robinson musicals; from William Stryon's searching account of the Old South in Confessions of Nat Turner to the New South ingenuity of Jimmy Carter and Ted Turner; and from the regressive backroads of television's The Dukes of Hazzard to the complex reconciliation found in Alice Walker's and Steven Speilberg's The color purple
Rural worlds lost : the American South, 1920-1960 by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness at the dawning : race and reform in the progressive South by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the variegated and convoluted reform phenomenon known as "progressivism." Southern reform's scope was broad; change was rich and multidirectional. Reformers sought many goals desired elsewhere in the United States and frequently joined in national movements for better government, improved economic opportunity, and sundry "moral" reforms. However, in several senses, southern reform was different: the race issue was intimately involved with southern movements; and fundamentally, the desire for reform ran deeper and broader in the South than in other regions."--Book jacket
Mockingbird song : ecological landscapes of the South by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and more insect-infested and disease-prone than other regions of the country. It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike. WithMockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries-old human-nature relationship in the South. Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region's emblematic avian, the mockingbird. In a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South's peoples and their landscapes?how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals. Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth?as a source of both sustenance and delight
Working the garden : American writers and the industrialization of agriculture by William Conlogue( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoral literature is examined in light of the agricultural and industrial changes in American economics during the turn of the century, as small family farms in the latter half of the nineteenth century evolved into larger agribusiness conglomerates
The countercultural South by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once upholding and refuting the South's conservative image, The Countercultural South explores the politically divergent cultures of resistance created by poor white and working-class black southern men. With humor and insight, Jack Temple Kirby traces these racially and politically opposed cultures back to the antebellum encounter between the anticapitalistic South and the capitalist individualism identified with the North." "In a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the blues, sharecropping, and contemporary black intellectuals, Kirby shows how the needful practice of black labor bargaining in the South resulted in a progressive black tradition of verbal negotiation. The conservative separatism and retro-resistance of rural whites, Kirby argues, is embedded in an inherited and adversarial frontier ethos valuing self-sufficiency and access to wilderness." "Kirby continues his look at white resistance in a review of "redneck" discourse, examining the public reputation of southern whites through a range of cultural phenomena, from literature to country music to the computer network known as BUBBA-L."--Jacket
Poquosin : a study of rural landscape & society by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westmoreland Davis: Virginia planter-politician, 1859-1942 by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's management : writings on landscape and reform, 1822-1859 by Edmund Ruffin( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains a collection of Ruffin's essays on a variety of interrelated subjects. From the promotion of fence enclosure and methods of malaria prevention to advocacy of a public works program and the recycling of waste, Ruffin's ideas paved the way for the early conversation movement associated with Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and others. Nature's Management presents Ruffin's activism and innovative genius at its best, replacing the image of a southern firebrand with that of an outspoken reformer deserving of recognition."--Jacket
The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia's landscape : paper by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ANCESTRYdotBOMB : genealogy, genomics, mischief, mystery, and Southern family stories by Jack Temple Kirby( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The annual collection of Essays in history : 1964-1965( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussion on film series, Tobacco Road by Jack Temple Kirby( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack Kirby discusses Erskine Caldwell's book, Tobacco Road, comparing it to the 1941 film of the same title which was based on the book
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello [review] by Jack Temple Kirby( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women, wedlock, hearth, health, death by Jack Temple Kirby( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Governor Westmoreland Davis and the molding of twentieth century Virginia by Jack Temple Kirby( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rural Culture in the American Middle West: Jefferson to Jane Smiley by Jack Temple Kirby( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Popular, unpopular South by Jack Temple Kirby( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirby discusses Media-made Dixie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rural worlds lost : the American South, 1920-1960
Alternative Names
Jack T. Kirby American historian

Jack T. Kirby Amerikaans historicus (1938-2009)

Jack T. Kirby historiador estadounidense

Jack T. Kirby historiador estatunidenc

Jack T. Kirby US-amerikanischer Historiker

Kirby, Jack T.

Languages
English (68)

Covers
Rural worlds lost : the American South, 1920-1960Mockingbird song : ecological landscapes of the SouthWorking the garden : American writers and the industrialization of agricultureThe countercultural SouthNature's management : writings on landscape and reform, 1822-1859The Fantastic Four