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Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre


Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, northern promoters began pushing images of a mythic South to boost tourism. By creating a hierarchical relationship based on region and race in which northerners were always superior, promoters saw tourist dollars begin flowing southward, but this cultural construction was damaging to southerners, particularly African Americans. This book focuses on the years between 1870 and 1920, a period framed by the war and the growth of automobile tourism. These years were critical in the creation of the South's modern identity, and the book revea ... More

Keywords: Civil War, South, tourism, race, African Americans, war, automobile tourism, identity, Lost Cause, race relations

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036953
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre, author
Middle Tennessee State University

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I The South as American— 1840–1860

II Reconstructing A Southern Landscape— 1870–1890

III African Americans in the Tourist Landscape—1870–1920

IV Solidifying the Old South—1890–1920