Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Destination Dixie Tourism and Southern History Once upon a time it was impossible to drive through the South without coming across signs to See Rock City or similar tourist attractions From battlegrounds to birthplaces and sites in between heri

  • Title: Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History
  • Author: Karen L. Cox
  • ISBN: 9780813042374
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Once upon a time, it was impossible to drive through the South without coming across signs to See Rock City or similar tourist attractions 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 As theOnce upon a time, it was impossible to drive through the South without coming across signs to See Rock City or similar tourist attractions 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 As the contributors to this volume make clear, the narrative of southern history told at these sites is often complicated by race, influenced by local politics, and shaped by competing memories Included are essays on the meanings of New Orleans cemeteries Stone Mountain, Georgia historic Charleston, South Carolina Yorktown National Battlefield Selma, Alabama, as locus of the civil rights movement and the homes of Mark Twain, Margaret Mitchell, and other notables Destination Dixie reveals that heritage tourism in the South is about than just marketing destinations and filling hotel rooms it cuts to the heart of how southerners seek to shape their identity and image for a broader touring public now often made up of northerners and southerners alike.

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    1. Fellow Lawrence County native, Barclay Key, reflects on his personal experience that fueled his passion to write the essay “From ‘Lawrence County Negro’ to National Hero: The Commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama.” In his essay, Key argues, despite Owens’ historical significance, many local whites contested attempts to commemorate him in his native Lawrence County, Alabama. Local officials actively stalled efforts to honor Owens. Although the Jesse Owens Park and Museum did become a [...]

    2. It mostly deals with how Southern American people came into peace with their past in presenting an interpretation of the historical tourist attractions in the land of Dixie, while at the same time gaining economic profits. I wish I could go to Dixie and visit every single one of them.

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