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Media-made Dixie : the South in the American imagination / Jack Temple Kirby.

Author/Creator:
Kirby, Jack Temple.
Edition:
Rev. ed.
Publication:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1986.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Southern States -- Historiography.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Mass media -- United States -- History.
Civilization
Historiography
Mass media
Southern States.
United States
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
In this book, Kirby shows how the American public's perceptions of the South have been influenced, even controlled, by the mass communications media. Kirby looks at major movies, radio and television shows, plays, popular histories, and music from the turn of the century through the 1980s. He documents a progression in the national image of the South from the cracker wasteland of Erskine Caldwell's God's little acre to the antebellum wonderland of Hollywood's Shirley Temple-'Bojangles' Robinson musicals; from William Stryon's searching account of the Old South in Confessions of Nat Turner to the New South ingenuity of Jimmy Carter and Ted Turner; and from the regressive backroads of television's The Dukes of Hazzard to the complex reconciliation found in Alice Walker's and Steven Speilberg's The color purple.
Contents:
Griffith, Dunning, and "the great fact of race"
Claude Bowers and the establishment
The embarrassing new south
The grand old south
The visceral south
Dixie mellow
The devilish south
Dixie redux and demise
Re-redux and reconciliation.
Notes:
Bibliography: p. 203-212.
Includes index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
1986
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0820308854 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780820308852 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0820323888
9780820323886
OCLC:
13581108
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