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Author Brown, Trent, 1965-

Title One homogeneous people : narratives of white southern identity, 1890-1920 / Trent Watts.

Publication Info. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2010]


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 231 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-220) and index.
Contents The road to a closed society : Mississippi politics and the language of white Southern identity -- Manhood, family, and white identity in Thomas Nelson Page's "Marse Chan" and Thomas W. Dixon's The leopard's spots -- "The South is a single, homogeneous people" : canonizing Southern history and literature -- "Mississippi's giant house party" : whiteness and community at the Neshoba County Fair.
Summary Southerners have a reputation as storytellers, as a people fond of telling about family, community, and the southern way of life. A compelling book about some of those stories and their consequences, One Homogeneous People examines the forging and the embracing of southern and ldquo;pan-whiteness and rdquo; as an ideal during the volatile years surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. Trent Watts argues that despite real and signifcant divisions within the South along lines of religion, class, and ethnicity, white southerners and mdash;especially in moments of perceived danger and mdash;asserted that t.
Note Print version record.
Subject Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. Marse Chan.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946. Leopard's spots.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Whites -- Race identity -- Southern States -- History.
Group identity -- Southern States -- History.
Race awareness -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1945.
Whites in literature.
American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946 -- Leopard's spots.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 -- Marse Chan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
HISTORY -- General.
Other Form: Print version: Watts, Trent, 1965- One homogeneous people. 1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010 9781572335035 (DLC) 2010016563 (OCoLC)609304942
ISBN 9781572337435 (electronic bk.)
1572337435 (electronic bk.)
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