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The South of the mind : American imaginings of white southernness, 1960-1980

Author: Zachary J Lechner
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Series: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This interdisciplinary work is driven by the question, 'What can imaginings of the South reveal about the recent American past?' In it, Zachary J. Lechner bridges the fields of southern studies, southern history, and post-World War II American cultural and popular culture history in an effort to discern how conceptions of a tradition-bound, 'timeless' South shaped Americans' views of themselves and their society  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary J Lechner
ISBN: 9780820353715 082035371X 9780820353906 0820353906
OCLC Number: 1028581908
Description: 219 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Raising the white South --
The many faces of the South: national images of white southernness during the civil rights era, 1960-1971 --
"This world from the standpoint of a rocking chair": country-rock and the South in the countercultural imagination --
"When in doubt, kick ass": the masculine South(s) of George Wallace, Walking tall, and Deliverance --
A tale of two Souths: the Allman Brothers Band's countercultural southernness and Lynyrd Skynyrd's rebel macho --
"I respect a good southern white man": Jimmy Carter's healing southernness and the 1976 presidential campaign --
Epilogue. Playing that dead band's song --
Appendix. Southern rock in the 1970s: survey questions.
Series Title: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Responsibility: Zachary J. Lechner.

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Uses imaginings of the South to illuminate the recent American past. Zachary Lechner bridges the fields of southern studies, southern history, and post- World War II American cultural and popular  Read more...

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