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The Southern past : a clash of race and memory, W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Label
The Southern past : a clash of race and memory
Title
The Southern past
Title remainder
a clash of race and memory
Statement of responsibility
W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since the Civil War whites and blacks have struggled over the meanings and uses of the Southern past. Indeed, today's controversies over flying the Confederate flag, renaming schools and streets, and commemorating the Civil War and the civil rights movement are only the latest examples of this ongoing divisive contest over issues of regional identity and heritage. The Southern Past argues that these battles are ultimately about who has the power to determine what we remember of the past, and whether that remembrance will honor all Southerners or only select group. For more than a century after the Civil War, elite white Southerners systematically refined a version of the past that sanctioned their racial privilege and power. In the process, they filled public spaces with museums and monuments that made their version of the past sancrosect. Yet, even as segregation and racial discrimination worsened, blacks contested the white version of Southern history and demanded inclusion. Streets became sites for elaborate commemoration of emancipation and schools became centers for the study of black history. This counter-memory became a potent inspiration for the civil rights movement and the black struggle to share a common Southern past rather than a divided one. W. Fitzhugh Brundage's searing exploration of how those who have the political power to represent the past simultaneously shape the present and determine the future is a valuable lesson as we confront our national past to meet the challenge of current realities. -- from dust jacket
  • "W. Fitzhugh Brundage's exploration of how those who have the political power to represent the past simultaneously shape the present and determine the future is a valuable lesson as we confront our national past to meet the challenge of current realities."--Jacket
Awards note
Lillian Smith Book Award, 2006
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brundage, W. Fitzhugh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Memory
  • Group identity
  • Southern States
  • Civilization
  • Group identity
  • Memory
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Label
The Southern past : a clash of race and memory, W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A duty peculiarly fitting to women
  • Celebrating Black memory in the Postbellum South
  • Archiving White memory
  • Black remembrance in the age of Jim Crow
  • Exhibiting southernness in a new century
  • Black memorials and the bulldozer revolution
  • Contested history in the Sunbelt South
Control code
ocm57893564
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 418 pages
Isbn
9780674027213
Lccn
2005041174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Southern past : a clash of race and memory, W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A duty peculiarly fitting to women
  • Celebrating Black memory in the Postbellum South
  • Archiving White memory
  • Black remembrance in the age of Jim Crow
  • Exhibiting southernness in a new century
  • Black memorials and the bulldozer revolution
  • Contested history in the Sunbelt South
Control code
ocm57893564
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 418 pages
Isbn
9780674027213
Lccn
2005041174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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