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Author Cox, Karen L.

Title Destination Dixie [electronic resource] : Tourism and Southern History.

Imprint Florida : University Press of Florida, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: People & Places; 1 Persistence of Fiction: One Hundred Years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home; 2 From "Lawrence County Negro" to National Hero: The Commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama; 3 Saving "The Dump": Race and the Restoration of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta; 4 "A Tradition-Conscious Cotton City": (East) Tupelo, Mississippi, Birthplace of Elvis Presley; Part Two: Race & Slavery; 5 "History as Tourist Bait": Inventing Somerset Place State Historic Site, 1939-1969.
6 "Is It Okay to Talk about Slaves?" Segregating the Past in Historic Charleston7 Selling the Civil Rights Movement through Black Political Empowerment in Selma, Alabama; Part Three: War & Remembrance; 8 "Challenging the Interest and Reverence of all Patriotic Americans": Preservation and the Yorktown National Battlefield; 9 Calhoun County, Alabama: Confederate Iron Furnaces and the Remaking of History; 10 A Monument to Many Souths: Tourists Experience Southern Distinctiveness at Stone Mountain; Part Four: Landscape & Memory.
11 Dead but Delightful: Tourism and Memory in New Orleans Cemeteries12 Tourism, Landscape, and History in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; 13 Authenticity for Sale: The Everglades, Seminole Indians, and the Construction of a Pay-Per-View Culture; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary Once upon a time, it was impossible to drive through the South without coming across signs to ""See Rock City"" or similar tourist attractions. From battlegrounds to birthplaces, and sites in between, heritage tourism has always been part of how the South attracts visitors--and defines itself--yet such sites are often understudied in the scholarly literature. As the contributors to this volume make clear, the narrative of southern history told at these sites is often complicated by race, influenced by local politics, and shaped by competing memories. Included are essays on the meanin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Southern States.
Tourism -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- History, Local.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Local history.
Electronic books -- History -- Local history.
Other Form: Print version: Cox, Karen L. Destination Dixie : Tourism and Southern History. Florida : University Press of Florida, ©2012 9780813042374
ISBN 9780813042589
9780813043494 (ebook)
0813043492 (ebook)
9780813042374 (alk. paper)
0813042372 (alk. paper)