The Resource A golden haze of memory: : the making of historic Charleston, Stephanie E. Yuhl, (ebook)

A golden haze of memory: : the making of historic Charleston, Stephanie E. Yuhl, (ebook)

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A golden haze of memory: : the making of historic Charleston
Title
A golden haze of memory:
Title remainder
the making of historic Charleston
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Stephanie E. Yuhl
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Language
eng
Summary
Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory, Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and 1940, when local leaders developed Charleston's trademark image as "America's Most Historic City."Eager to assert the national value of their regional cultural traditions and to situate Charleston as a bulwark against the chaos of modern America, these descendants of old-line families downplayed Confederate associations and emphasized the city's colonial and early national prominence. They created a vibrant network of individual artists, literary figures, and organizations--such as the all-white Society for the Preservation of Negro Spirituals--that nurtured architectural preservation, art, literature, and tourism while appropriating African American folk culture. In the process, they translated their selective and idiosyncratic personal, familial, and class memories into a collective identity for the city. The Charleston this group built, Yuhl argues, presented a sanitized yet highly marketable version of the American past. Their efforts invited attention and praise from outsiders while protecting social hierarchies and preserving the political and economic power of whites. Through the example of this colorful southern city, Yuhl posits a larger critique about the use of heritage and demonstrates how something as intangible as the recalled past can be transformed into real political, economic, and social power
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Midwest
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Yuhl, Stephanie E
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975.7/915/043
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Historic preservation
  • Historic preservation
  • Electronic books
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Historic sites
  • Memory
  • Whites
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Group identity
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adult
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A golden haze of memory: : the making of historic Charleston, Stephanie E. Yuhl, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780807876541
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719186
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remote
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11719186
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MWT11719186
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A golden haze of memory: : the making of historic Charleston, Stephanie E. Yuhl, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876541
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719186
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719186
System control number
MWT11719186
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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