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The Resource The burning house : Jim Crow and the making of modern America, Anders Walker

The burning house : Jim Crow and the making of modern America, Anders Walker

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The burning house : Jim Crow and the making of modern America
Title
The burning house
Title remainder
Jim Crow and the making of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Anders Walker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A startling and gripping reexamination of the Jim Crow era, as seen through the eyes of some of the most important American writers In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South, Anders Walker investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston handled the paradoxical relationship between diversity and equality. For some, white culture was fundamentally flawed, a "burning house," as James Baldwin put it, that endorsed racism and violence to maintain dominance. Why should black Americans exchange their rich and valuable traditions for an inferior white culture? Southern whites, meanwhile, saw themselves preserving a rich cultural landscape against the onslaught of mass culture and federal power, a project rooted in mutual respect, not violence. Anders Walker explores a racial diversity that was born out of Southern repression and that both black and white intellectuals worked to maintain. With great clarity and insight, he offers a new lens through which to understand the history of civil rights in the United States
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ERASA
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Walker, Anders
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Southern States
Label
The burning house : Jim Crow and the making of modern America, Anders Walker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300223989
Lccn
2017954709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021040585
Label
The burning house : Jim Crow and the making of modern America, Anders Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300223989
Lccn
2017954709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021040585

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