Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Southern Identity (Paperback)
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Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Southern Identity (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 31/10/2000
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Southerners are known for their strong sense of history. But the kinds of memories southerners have valued--and the ways in which they have preserved, transmitted, and revitalized those memories--have been as varied as the region's inhabitants themselves. This collection presents fresh and innovative perspectives on how southerners across two centuries and from Texas to North Carolina have interpreted their past. Thirteen contributors explore the workings of historical memory among groups as diverse as white artisans in early-nineteenth-century Georgia, African American authors in the late nineteenth century, and Louisiana Cajuns in the twentieth century. In the process, they offer critical insights for understanding the many communities that make up the American South. As ongoing controversies over the Confederate flag, the Alamo, and depictions of slavery at historic sites demonstrate, southern history retains the power to stir debate. By placing these and other conflicts over the recalled past into historical context, this collection will deepen our understanding of the continuing significance of history and memory for southern regional identity. Contributors: Bruce E. Baker Catherine W. Bishir David W. Blight Holly Beachley Brear W. Fitzhugh Brundage Kathleen Clark Michele Gillespie John Howard Gregg D. Kimball Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp C. Brenden Martin Anne Sarah Rubin Stephanie E. Yuhl |A collection of fresh and innovative essays that offer a variety perspectives on how southerners have interpreted their past and their identity from the Revolution to the present. Thirteen contributors explore this idea among groups as diverse as white artisans in early-nineteenth-century Georgia, African American authors in the late nineteenth century, and Louisiana Cajuns in the twentieth century. In the process, they offer critical insights for understanding the many communities that make up the American South from North Carolina to Texas.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807848869
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Strong new voices are heard in this collection of essays.

William S. McFeely, author of "Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom""


"This collection takes the study of American memory to a new level of sophistication, breadth, and engagement.

Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia"


"This book will . . . stimulate all historians to consider the hidden curricula in their books, exhibits, and monuments.

"Georgia Historical Quarterly""


Strong new voices are heard in this collection of essays.

William S. McFeely, author of "Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom"


This collection takes the study of American memory to a new level of sophistication, breadth, and engagement.

Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia


This book will . . . stimulate all historians to consider the hidden curricula in their books, exhibits, and monuments.

"Georgia Historical Quarterly"


Everyone interested in historical memory or southern identity should read "Where These Memories Grow".

"Journal of Southern History"

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