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

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

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The indicted South: : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness
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The indicted South:
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public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness
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Angie Maxwell
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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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Midwest
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1978-
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Maxwell, Angie
Dewey number
975
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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New directions in southern studies
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  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Political culture
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Public opinion
  • National characteristics, American
  • Regionalism
  • Group identity
  • Inferiority complex
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adult
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The indicted South: : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781469611655
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711279
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remote
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11711279
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MWT11711279
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The indicted South: : public criticism, southern inferiority, and the politics of whiteness, Angie Maxwell, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469611655
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711279
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711279
System control number
MWT11711279
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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