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Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Karen L. Cox

Abstract

From battlegrounds to birthplaces and sites in between, heritage tourism has always been part of how the South attracts visitors—and defines itself—yet such sites are often understudied in the scholarly literature. The contributors to this volume explore the narrative of southern history and how it is often complicated by race, influenced by local politics, and shaped by competing memories. Destination Dixie reveals that heritage tourism in the South is about more than just marketing destinations and filling hotel rooms; it cuts to the heart of how southerners seek to shape their identity ... More

Keywords: heritage tourism, tourists, southern identity, the South, Old South, politics, race, marketing, southern history, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813042374
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042374.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen L. Cox, editor