9780820329840

Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9780820329840

  • ISBN10:

    0820329843

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-25
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr

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Summary

Other Southscollects fifteen innovative essays that place issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality at the center of the narrative of southern history. Using a range of methodologies and approaches, contributing historians provide a fresh perspective to key events and move long-overlooked episodes into prominence.Pippa Holloway edited the volume using a chronological and event-driven framework with which many students and teachers will be familiar. The book covers well-recognized topics in American history: wars, reform efforts, social movements, and political milestones. Cultural topics are considered as well, including the development of consumer capitalism, the history of rock and roll, and the history of sport. The focus and organization of the essays underscore the value of southern history to the larger national narrative.Other Southsreveals the history of what may strike some as a surprisingly dynamic and nuanced region--a region better understood by paying closer and more careful attention to its diversity.

Author Biography

Pippa Holloway is an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the author of Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920-1945.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
"Sweet dreams of freedom": freedwomen's reconstruction of life and labor in lowcountry South Carolinap. 9
Who was John Henry? Railroad construction, Southern folklore, and the birth of rock and rollp. 38
Gender, race, and itinerant commerce in the rural new Southp. 67
Becoming "White": race, religion, and the foundations of Syrian/Lebanese ethnicity in the United Statesp. 89
The politics of Southern draft resistance, 1917-1918: class, race, and conscription in the rural Southp. 117
"Fighting whiskey and immorality" at Auburn: the politics of Southern football, 1919-1927p. 148
The campaign for racial purity and the erosion of paternalism in Virginia, 1922-1930: "nominally White, biologically mixed, and legally Negro"p. 167
Spirited youth or fiends incarnate: the Samarcand arson case and female adolescence in the American Southp. 208
Winning the peace: Georgia veterans and the struggle to define the political legacy of World War IIp. 235
"Nothing else matters but sex": Cold War narratives of deviance and the search for lesbian teachers in Florida, 1959-1963p. 278
"It was like all of us had been raped": sexual violence, community mobilization, and the African American freedom strugglep. 298
"An oasis of order": the Citadel, the 1960s, and the Vietnam antiwar movementp. 328
The fickle finger of phosphate: central Florida air pollution and the failure of environmental policy, 1957-1970p. 344
The politics of race and public space: desegregation, privatization, and the tax revolt in Atlantap. 381
Globalization, latinization, and the nuevo new Southp. 408
Indexp. 447
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