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Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography

Author: John C Inscoe
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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Drawing on two decades of teaching a college-level course on southern history as viewed through autobiography and memoir, John C. Inscoe has crafted a series of essays exploring the southern experience as reflected in the life stories of those who lived it. Constantly attuned to the pedagogical value of these narratives, Inscoe argues that they offer exceptional means of teaching young people because the authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Inscoe
ISBN: 9780820337678 0820337676 9780820337685 0820337684
OCLC Number: 656556321
Notes: "Published in association with the Georgia Humanities Council."
Awards: Winner of Lillian Smith Book Awards (Fiction) 2012
Description: xv, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Lessons from southern lives : teaching race through autobiography --
"I learn what I am" : adolescent struggles with mixed-race identity --
"All manner of defeated, shiftless, shifty, pathetic and interesting good people" : autobiographical encounters with southern white poverty --
Railroads, race, and remembrance : the traumas of train travel in the Jim Crow South --
"I'm better than this sorry place" : coming to terms with self and the South in college --
Sense of place, sense of being : Appalachian struggles with identity, belonging, and escape --
Afterword. "Getting pretty fed up with this two-tone South" : moving toward multiculturalism.
Responsibility: John C. Inscoe.

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