The Resource Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography, John C. Inscoe, (electronic resource)

Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography, John C. Inscoe, (electronic resource)

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Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography
Title
Writing the South through the self
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explorations in southern autobiography
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John C. Inscoe
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eng
Summary
Drawing on two decades of teaching a college-level course on southern history as viewed through autobiography and memoir, John C. Inscoe has crafted a series of essays exploring the southern experience as reflected in the life stories of those who lived it. Constantly attuned to the pedagogical value of these narratives, Inscoe argues that they offer exceptional means of teaching young people because the authors focus so fully on their confrontations-as children, adolescents, and young adults-with aspects of southern life that they found to be troublesome, perplexing, or challenging. Maya Angelou, Rick Bragg, Jimmy Carter, Bessie and Sadie Delany, Willie Morris, Pauli Murray, Lillian Smith, and Thomas Wolfe are among the more prominent of the many writers, both famous and obscure, that Inscoe draws on to construct a composite portrait of the South at its most complex and diverse. The power of place; struggles with racial, ethnic, and class identities; the strength and strains of family; educational opportunities both embraced and thwarted-all of these are themes that infuse the works in this most intimate and humanistic of historical genres. Full of powerful and poignant stories, anecdotes, and testimonials, Writing the South through the Self explores the emotional and psychological dimensions of what it has meant to be southern and offers us new ways of understanding the forces that have shaped southern identity in such multifaceted ways
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Midwest
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1951-
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Inscoe, John C.
Dewey number
975
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • Autobiography
  • Autobiography
  • Race discrimination
  • Miscegenation
  • Social stratification
  • Segregation in transportation
  • College students
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Appalachian Region
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adult
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Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography, John C. Inscoe, (electronic resource)
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820339689
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12442450
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MWT12442450
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography, John C. Inscoe, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820339689
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12442450
Publisher number
MWT12442450
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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