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Yuletide in Dixie : slavery, Christmas, and Southern memory / Robert E. May.

Author/Creator:
May, Robert E. author.
Publication:
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History.
Christmas -- Southern States -- History.
Collective memory -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
Christmas.
Collective memory.
Manners and customs.
Slavery.
Slaves -- Social conditions.
Southern States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Yuletide in Dixie scrutinizes two centuries of stereotypes about U.S. slaves' Christmases. Much has been written about Christmas in the antebellum South, but no book has tackled its place in master-slave relations, addressed black perspectives on holiday privileges, showed how these traditions disintegrated under the stress of the Civil War, or explained how antebellum Christmases were mythologized after the war--as they had been before it--in support of white supremacy. This volume brings to light this compelling story, with implications for contemporary disputes over displaying Confederate flags and preserving Confederate monuments"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Time and punishment
Purchased at little cost
Human trafficking on Jesus's birthday
Gaming the system
Winters of their discontent
Ransacking the garret
Sanitizing the past
Epilogue: beyond candlelight tours
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780813942148
0813942144
9780813942155
OCLC:
1083151953