The South

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Author: Rebecca Mark,Robert C. Vaughan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327346

Category: History

Page: 532

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An exploration of the history and culture of the South includes alphabetical entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of the region.

The South

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Author: Rebecca Mark,Robert C. Vaughan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327346

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 2037

An exploration of the history and culture of the South includes alphabetical entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of the region.

The Pacific Region: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures

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Author: Jan Goggans,Aaron DiFranco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313085056

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Robert Penn Warren once wrote West is where we all plan to go some day, and indeed, images of the westernmost United States provide a mythic horizon to American cultural landscape. While the five states (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawai'i) which touch Pacific waters do share commonalities within the history of westward expansion, the peoples who settled the region—and the indigenous peoples they encountered—have created spheres of culture that defy simple categorization. This wide-ranging reference volume explores the marvelously eclectic cultures that define the Pacific region. From the music and fashion of the Pacific northwest to the film industry and surfing subcultures of southern California, from the vast expanses of the Alaskan wilderness to the schisms between native and tourist culture in Hawa'ii, this unprecedented reference provides a detailed and fascinating look at American regionalism along the Pacific Rim. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures is the first rigorous reference collection on the many ways in which American identity has been defined by its regions and its people. Each of its eight regional volumes presents thoroughly researched narrative chapters on Architecture; Art; Ecology & Environment; Ethnicity; Fashion; Film & Theater; Folklore; Food; Language; Literature; Music; Religion; and Sports & Recreation. Each book also includes a volume-specific introduction, as well as a series foreword by noted regional scholar and former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Ferris, who served as consulting editor for this encyclopedia.

The Mid-Atlantic Region

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Author: Robert P. Marzec

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313329548

Category: History

Page: 469

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

The Great Plains Region

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Author: Amanda Rees

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327339

Category: History

Page: 486

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

The Southwest

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Author: Mark Busby

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328053

Category: History

Page: 469

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

New England

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Author: Michael Sletcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327537

Category: History

Page: 463

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

Encyclopedia of Religion in the South

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Author: Samuel S. Hill,Charles H. Lippy,Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865547582

Category: Religion

Page: 854

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The publication of the Encyclopedia of Religion in the South in 1984 signaled the rise in the scholarly interest in the study of Religion in the South. Religion has always been part of the cultural heritage of that region, but scholarly investigation had been sporadic. Since the original publication of the ERS, however, the South has changed significantly in that Christianity is no longer the primary religion observed. Other religions like Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have begun to have very important voices in Southern life. This one-volume reference, the only one of its kind, takes this expansion into consideration by updating older relevant articles and by adding new ones. After more than 20 years, the only reference book in the field of the Religion in the South has been totally revised and updated. Each article has been updated and bibliography has been expanded. The ERS has also been expanded to include more than sixty new articles on Religion in the South. New articles have been added on such topics as Elvis Presley, Appalachian Music, Buddhism, Bill Clinton, Jerry Falwell, Fannie Lou Hamer, Zora Neale Hurston, Stonewall Jackson, Popular Religion, Pat Robertson, the PTL, Sports and Religion in the South, theme parks, and much more. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the South, religion, or cultural history.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

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Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

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Author: Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313065365

Category: History

Page: 2664

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The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

Ersatz America

Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy

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Author: Rebecca Mark

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813936276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America, Rebecca Mark shows how this four-hundred-year-old obsession with false history has wounded democracy by creating language that is severed from material reality. Without the mediating touchstones of body and nature, creative representations of our history have been allowed to spin into dangerous abstraction. Other scholars have addressed the artificial qualities of the collective American memory, but what distinguishes Ersatz America is that it does more than simply deconstruct--it provides a map for regeneration. Mark contends that throughout American history, citizen artists have responded to the deadly memorialization of the past with artistic expressions and visual artifacts that exist outside the realm of official language, creating a counter narrative. These examples of what she calls visceral graphism are embodied in and connected to the human experience of indigenous peoples, enslaved Africans, and silenced women, giving form to the unspeakable. We must learn, Mark suggests, to read the markings of these works against the iconic national myths. In doing so, we can shift from being mesmerized by the monumentalism of this national mirage to embracing the regeneration and recovery of our human history.

Roots of a region

Southern folk culture

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Author: John A. Burrison

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 236

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Roots of a Region reveals the importance of folk traditions in shaping and expressing the American South. This overview covers the entire region and all forms of expression-oral, musical, customary, and material. --from publisher description

American Reference Books Annual

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Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 7: Foodways

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Author: John T. Edge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616521

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.

Southern Water, Southern Power

How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

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Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620065

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Why has the American South--a place with abundant rainfall--become embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region that seemed so rich in this all-important resource become derailed by drought and the regional squabbling that has tormented the arid American West? To answer these questions, policy expert and historian Christopher Manganiello moves beyond the well-known accounts of flooding in the Mississippi Valley and irrigation in the West to reveal the contested history of southern water. From the New South to the Sun Belt eras, private corporations, public utilities, and political actors made a region-defining trade-off: The South would have cheap energy, but it would be accompanied by persistent water insecurity. Manganiello's compelling environmental history recounts stories of the people and institutions that shaped this exchange and reveals how the use of water and power in the South has been challenged by competition, customers, constituents, and above all, nature itself.

Hip Hop in America

A Regional Guide

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Author: Mickey Hess

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313343217

Category: Music

Page: 1046

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Thoroughly researched and in tune with the culture, Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide profiles two dozen specific hip hop scenes across the United States, showing how each place shaped a singular identity. The two volumes span the complete history of rap-from its 1970s origins to the rap battles between Queens and the Bronx in the 1980s, from the well-publicized East Coast vs. West Coast conflicts in the 1990s to the rise of the Midwest and South over the past ten years. Each essay showcases the history of the local scene, including the MCs, DJs, b-boys and b-girls, label owners, hip hop clubs, and radio shows that have created distinct styles of hip hop culture. Through its unique geographic perspective, it captures the astonishing diversity of a genre that has captivated the nation and the world.

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z

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Author: James Minahan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323843

Category: Ethnic conflict

Page: 2241

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Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

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