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The Resource The indicted South : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell

The indicted South : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell

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The indicted South : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness
Title
The indicted South
Title remainder
public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness
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Angie Maxwell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By the 1920s, the sectional reconciliation that had seemed achievable after Reconstruction was foundering, and the South was increasingly perceived and portrayed as impoverished, uneducated, and backward. In this interdisciplinary study, Angie Maxwell examines and connects three key twentieth-century moments in which the South was exposed to intense public criticism, identifying in white southerners' responses a pattern of defensiveness that shaped the region's political and cultural conservatism. Maxwell exposes the way the perception of regional inferiority confronted all types of southerners, focusing on the 1925 Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, and the birth of the anti-evolution movement; the publication of I'll Take My Stand and the turn to New Criticism by the Southern Agrarians; and Virginia's campaign of Massive Resistance and Interposition in response to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Tracing the effects of media scrutiny and the ridicule that characterized national discourse in each of these cases, Maxwell reveals the reactionary responses that linked modern southern whiteness with anti-elitism, states' rights, fundamentalism, and majoritarianism."--
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1978-
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Maxwell, Angie
Dewey number
975
Index
index present
LC call number
F209
LC item number
.M29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in southern studies
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  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Political culture
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Public opinion
  • National characteristics, American
  • Regionalism
  • Group identity
  • Inferiority complex
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The indicted South : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292) and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The anatomy of inferiority -- PART I. THE LONG SHADOW OF SCOPES -- The triptych of the Twenties : Bryan, Darrow, and Mencken and what they meant to the white South -- Tennessee vs. civilization : Scopes takes on a southern accent -- Reactionary fundamentalism : The founding of William Jennings Bryan College -- PART II. THE WRITER AS SOUTHERNER -- Fugitives captured : The wasteland of southern identity -- A knock at midnight : The Agrarian plea for the South -- The not so new criticism : Reconfigured, yet unregenerate -- PART IV. THE AMASSMENT OF RESISTANCE -- Black, white, gray, and brown : The Old Dominion confronts integration -- Byrd watching : The South on the national stage -- Excursion into fantasy : The doctrine of interposition -- Epilogue : The politics of inferiority : Conservatism, creationism, and the culture wars
Control code
ocn867001047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 311 pages
Isbn
9781469611648
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867001047
Label
The indicted South : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The anatomy of inferiority -- PART I. THE LONG SHADOW OF SCOPES -- The triptych of the Twenties : Bryan, Darrow, and Mencken and what they meant to the white South -- Tennessee vs. civilization : Scopes takes on a southern accent -- Reactionary fundamentalism : The founding of William Jennings Bryan College -- PART II. THE WRITER AS SOUTHERNER -- Fugitives captured : The wasteland of southern identity -- A knock at midnight : The Agrarian plea for the South -- The not so new criticism : Reconfigured, yet unregenerate -- PART IV. THE AMASSMENT OF RESISTANCE -- Black, white, gray, and brown : The Old Dominion confronts integration -- Byrd watching : The South on the national stage -- Excursion into fantasy : The doctrine of interposition -- Epilogue : The politics of inferiority : Conservatism, creationism, and the culture wars
Control code
ocn867001047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 311 pages
Isbn
9781469611648
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867001047

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