The South in Black and white race, sex, and literature in the 1940s

Jenkins, McKay, 1963-

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  • Creator McKay Jenkins
  • Format Books
  • Publication Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1999.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (186 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780807876022, 080787602X
  • OCLC ocn823382321


  • If the nation as a whole during the 1940s was halfway between the Great Depression of the 1930s and the postwar prosperity of the 1950s, the South found itself struggling through an additional transition, one bound up in an often violent reworking of its own sense of history and regional identity. Examining the changing nature of racial politics in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins measures its impact on white Southern literature, history, and culture. <BR><BR>Jenkins focuses on four white Southern writers--W. J. Cash, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, and Carson McCullers--to show how they const


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-212) and index.
  • English


  • Cover Page; The South in Black and White; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One Moving among the Living as Ghosts; Chapter Two Private Violence Desirable; Chapter Three Men of Honor and Pygmy Tribes; Chapter Four I Know the Fears by Heart; Chapter Five The Sadness Made Her Feel Queer; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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