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Author May, Robert E., author.

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

Publication Info. Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 332 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
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Subject Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History.
Christmas -- Southern States -- History.
Collective memory -- Southern States.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- History.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
Chronological Term To 1865
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: May, Robert E. Yuletide in Dixie. Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2019 9780813942148 (DLC) 2019002096 (OCoLC)1083151953
ISBN 9780813942155 (electronic bk.)
0813942152 (electronic bk.)