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Destination Dixie : tourism & southern history

Author: Karen L Cox
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of tourist locales that have been restored or adapted to preserve some aspect of the history of the American South.
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L Cox
ISBN: 9780813042374 0813042372 9780813060262 0813060265
OCLC Number: 777602078
Description: ix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: People and places: 1. Persistence of fiction: one hundred years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain boyhood home / Hilary Iris Lowe --
From "Lawrence County negro" to national hero: the commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama / Barclay Key --
3. Saving "The Dump": Race and the Restoration of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta / Kathleen Clark --
4. "A Tradition-Conscious Cotton City": (East) Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis Presley / Michael T. Bertrand --
Part II. Race and slavery: 5. "History as tourist bait": inventing Somerset Place State Historic Site, 1939-1969 / Alisa Y. Harrison --
6. "Is it okay to talk about slaves?": segregating the past in Historic Charleston / Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts --
7. Selling the civil rights movement through black political empowerment in Selma, Alabama / Glenn T. Eskew --
Part III. War and remembrance: 8. "Challenging the interest and reverence of all patriotic Americans": preservation and the Yorktown National Battlefield / Sarah M. Goldberger --
9. Calhoun County, Alabama: Confederate iron furnaces and the remaking of history / John Walker Davis and Jennifer Lynn Gross --
10. A monument to many Souths: tourists experience Southern distinctiveness at Stone Mountain / J. Vincent Lowery --
Part IV. Landscape and memory: 11. Dead but delightful: tourism and memory in New Orleans cemeteries / Anthony J. Stanonis --
12. Tourism, landscape, and history in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park / Richard D. Starnes --
13. Authenticity for sale: the Everglades, Seminole Indians, and the construction of a pay-per-view culture / Andrew K. Frank.
Responsibility: edited by Karen L. Cox.

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