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Away down South : a history of Southern identity

Away down South : a history of Southern identity

Author: James C Cobb
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the seventeenth century Cavaliers and Uncle Tom's Cabin to Civil Rights museums and today's conflicts over the Confederate flag, here is a brilliant portrait of southern identity, served in an engaging blend of history, literature, and popular culture. In this insightful book, written with dry wit and sharp insight, James C. Cobb explains how the South first came to be seen and then came to see itself as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cobb, James C. (James Charles), 1947-
Away down South.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005017126
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Cobb
ISBN: 1423745574 9781423745570 9780195089592 0195089596 1280443057 9781280443053
OCLC Number: 62868558
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 404 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cavalier and Yankee : the origins of Southern "otherness" --
The South becomes a cause --
The New South and the old cause --
The Southern Renaissance and the revolt against the New South creed --
Southern writers and "the impossible load of the past" --
The mind of the South --
The South of guilt and shame --
No North, no South? the crisis of Southern white identity --
Successful, optimistic, prosperous, and bland : telling about the No South --
Blackness and Southernness : African Americans look south toward home --
Divided by a common past : history and identity in the contemporary South --
The South and the politics of identity.
Responsibility: James C. Cobb.
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A sweeping history chronicling nearly two centuries of how Southerners have answered the question of what it means to be Southern, by an eminant historian of the American South.  Read more...


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...Cobb is perhaps our best historical interpreter of the South and this may be his best book. * The Weekly Standard *

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