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Author Brown, Trent, 1965-
Title One homogeneous people : narratives of white southern identity, 1890-1920 / Trent Watts.
Imprint Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2010]
Edition First edition.

Author Brown, Trent, 1965-
Subject Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. Marse Chan.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946. Leopard's spots.
Whites -- Race identity -- Southern States -- History.
Group identity -- Southern States -- History.
Race awareness -- Southern States -- History.
Whites in literature.
American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1945.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 231 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note 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 & ldquo;pan-whiteness & 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 & mdash;especially in moments of perceived danger & mdash;asserted that t.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781572337435 (electronic bk.)
1572337435 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 699519523
Additional Format Print version: Watts, Trent, 1965- One homogeneous people. 1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010 9781572335035 (DLC) 2010016563 (OCoLC)609304942

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