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Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology (Hardback)
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Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/08/2011
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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 reveals that tourism images created by northerners for northerners had as much effect on making the South ""southern"" as did the most ardent proponents of the Lost Cause. She also demonstrates how northern tourism contributed to the worsening of race relations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813036953
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A richly detailed and finely written book that provides another window onto that ever-enticing question of southern identity. "Journal""of American History"
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Provides much insight into the history of American tourism, southern identity, and white northern bourgeois culture. The broad selection of visual resources, alongside McIntyre s insightful analysis, will prove invaluable for those with a particular interest in African American history and the history of the South. "Journal of Social History"
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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 amusement. "Southern""Historian"
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Challenges scholars to reevaluate the conventional wisdom about the making of an imagined South. "Journal of Southern History"
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By bringing a much-needed perspective to popular views of the region, McIntyre challenges scholars to reevaluate the conventional wisdom about the making of an imagined South. "Journal of Southern History"
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"Provides much insight into the history of American tourism, southern identity, and white northern bourgeois culture. The broad selection of visual resources, alongside McIntyre's insightful analysis, will prove invaluable for those with a particular interest in African American history and the history of the South."--Journal of Social History

"Challenges scholars to reevaluate the conventional wisdom about the making of an imagined South."--Journal of Southern History

"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 amusement."--SouthernHistorian

"A richly detailed and finely written book that provides another window onto that ever-enticing question of southern identity."--Journalof American History

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