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Writing the south through the self : explorations in southern autobiography

Author: John C Inscoe
Publisher: Athens (Ga.) : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
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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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Inscoe
ISBN: 9780820337678 0820337676 9780820337685 0820337684
OCLC Number: 793459792
Notes: "Published in association with the Georgia Humanities Council."
Awards: Winner of Lillian Smith Book Awards (Fiction) 2012
Description: xv, 249 p. ; 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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Inscoe's vast knowledge of southern life-writing, his grounding in southern history, and his insight into the various southern tempers have resulted in a book that is a significant contribution to Read more...

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