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Flashes of a southern spirit : meanings of the spirit in the U.S. South

Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the late nineteenth-century invention of southern tradition to early twenty-first-century folk artistic creativity, Wilson examines a wide range of cultural expression, including music,  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Reagan Wilson
ISBN: 9780820338293 082033829X 9780820338309 0820338303
OCLC Number: 671916685
Description: xviii, 249 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "The soul-life of the land": meanings of the spirit in the U.S. South --
1. Tradition --
The invention of southern tradition : the writing and ritualization of southern history, 1880-1930 --
The burden of southern culture --
Saturated southerners : the South's poor whites and southern regional consciousness --
Our land, our country : Faulkner, the South, and the American way of life --
The myth of the biracial South --
Visualizing the spirit after --
2. Creativity --
Beyond the Sahara of the Bozart : creativity and southern culture --
Flashes of the spirit : creativity and southern religion --
The word and the image : self-taught art, the Bible, the spirit, and southern creativity --
3. Spirituality --
Apocalypse South : McKendree Long and southern evangelicalism --
"Just a little talk with Jesus" : Elvis Presley, religious music, and southern spirituality --
Richard Wright's Pagan Spain : a southern Protestant abroad --
A journey to southern religious studies --
Afterword : constructing and experiencing the spirit.
Responsibility: Charles Reagan Wilson.

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