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Writing the South through the self : explorations in southern autobiography / John C. Inscoe.

By: Inscoe, John C, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Athens, Ga. ; London : University of Georgia Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xv, 249 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780820339689; 0820339687.Subject(s): Autobiography -- Social aspects -- Southern States | Autobiography -- Psychological aspects | Race discrimination -- Southern States | Miscegenation -- Southern States | Social stratification -- Southern States | Segregation in transportation -- Southern States | College students -- Southern States -- AttitudesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Writing the South through the self.DDC classification: 975 LOC classification: F208 | .I67 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Lessons from southern lives : teaching race through autobiography -- "I learn what I am" : adolescent struggles with mixed-race identity -- "All manner of defeated, shiftless, shifty, pathetic and interesting good people" : autobiographical encounters with southern white poverty -- Railroads, race, and remembrance : the traumas of train travel in the Jim Crow South -- "I'm better than this sorry place" : coming to terms with self and the South in college -- Sense of place, sense of being : Appalachian struggles with identity, belonging, and escape -- Afterword. "getting fed up with this two-tone South" : moving toward ulticulturalism.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-239) and index.

Lessons from southern lives : teaching race through autobiography -- "I learn what I am" : adolescent struggles with mixed-race identity -- "All manner of defeated, shiftless, shifty, pathetic and interesting good people" : autobiographical encounters with southern white poverty -- Railroads, race, and remembrance : the traumas of train travel in the Jim Crow South -- "I'm better than this sorry place" : coming to terms with self and the South in college -- Sense of place, sense of being : Appalachian struggles with identity, belonging, and escape -- Afterword. "getting fed up with this two-tone South" : moving toward ulticulturalism.

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CHOICE Review

Historian Inscoe's book deals with an impressive range of southern autobiographies. His emphasis is on social issues, especially race and dissident sexualities. Therefore, he has nothing to say about masterpieces such as the memoirs of novelists Reynolds Price and William Humphrey. Inscoe (Univ. of Georgia) summarizes at the expense of analysis, but he still conveys useful insights. His references to his experiences teaching some of the works are always interesting. The best chapters use anecdotes of train travel and college education to illuminate southern society. Inscoe is aware that the South is not monolithic. The notes are insightful, the bibliography is very full, and the index is thorough. This is not an outstanding book, but it is useful for readers interested in southern US life. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. B. Almon University of Alberta

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JOHN C. INSCOE is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Georgia and the founding editor of the New Georgia Encyclopedia . He is coauthor of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia .

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