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Destination Dixie [electronic resource]: Tourism & Southern History

edited by Karen L. Cox
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813042374 (alk. paper)
Summary
An exploration of tourist locales that have been restored or adapted to preserve some aspect of the history of the American South.
Contents
  • People and places: 1. Persistence of fiction: one hundred years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain boyhood home / Hilary Iris Lowe
  • From "Lawrence County negro" to national hero: the commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama / Barclay Key
  • 3. Saving "The Dump": Race and the Restoration of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta / Kathleen Clark
  • 4. "A Tradition-Conscious Cotton City": (East) Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis Presley / Michael T. Bertrand
  • Part II. Race and slavery: 5. "History as tourist bait": inventing Somerset Place State Historic Site, 1939-1969 / Alisa Y. Harrison
  • 6. "Is it okay to talk about slaves?": segregating the past in Historic Charleston / Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts
  • 7. Selling the civil rights movement through black political empowerment in Selma, Alabama / Glenn T. Eskew
  • Part III. War and remembrance: 8. "Challenging the interest and reverence of all patriotic Americans": preservation and the Yorktown National Battlefield / Sarah M. Goldberger
  • 9. Calhoun County, Alabama: Confederate iron furnaces and the remaking of history / John Walker Davis and Jennifer Lynn Gross
  • 10. A monument to many Souths: tourists experience Southern distinctiveness at Stone Mountain / J. Vincent Lowery
  • Part IV. Landscape and memory: 11. Dead but delightful: tourism and memory in New Orleans cemeteries / Anthony J. Stanonis
  • 12. Tourism, landscape, and history in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park / Richard D. Starnes
  • 13. Authenticity for sale: the Everglades, Seminole Indians, and the construction of a pay-per-view culture / Andrew K. Frank.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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