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Souvenirs of the Old South Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Author: Rebecca Cawood McIntyre
Publisher: Gainesville University Press of Florida 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, northern promoters began pushing images of a mythic South to boost tourism. By creating a hierarchical relationship based on region and race in which northerners were always superior, promoters saw tourist dollars begin flowing southward, but this cultural construction was damaging to southerners, particularly African Americans. Rebecca McIntyre focuses on  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Cawood McIntyre
ISBN: 9780813036953 081303695X 9780813040691 0813040698
OCLC Number: 923536131
Description: 1 online resource (229 Seiten)

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Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, northern promoters began pushing images of a mythic South to boost tourism. By creating a hierarchical relationship based on region and race in which northerners were always superior, promoters saw tourist dollars begin flowing southward, but this cultural construction was damaging to southerners, particularly African Americans. Rebecca McIntyre focuses on the years between 1870 and 1920, a period framed by the war and the growth of automobile tourism. These years were critical in the creation of the South's modern identity, and she rev ...

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"Succinctly and fluidly makes thematic claims for the development of southern identities. . . . Expertly illustrates black culture's stereotyping and selling mainly for white benefit and Read more...

 
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