Download PDF by Jennifer Ritterhouse: Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing

By Jennifer Ritterhouse

ISBN-10: 146963094X

ISBN-13: 9781469630946

throughout the nice melancholy, the yankee South was once now not simply "the nation's no 1 monetary problem," as President Franklin Roosevelt declared. It was once additionally a battlefield on which forces for and opposed to social swap have been beginning to shape. For a white southern liberal like Jonathan Daniels, editor of the Raleigh information and Observer, it used to be a desirable second to discover. Attuned to tradition in addition to politics, Daniels knew the real South lay someplace among Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. On might five, 1937, he got down to locate it, using hundreds of thousands of miles in his trusty Plymouth and finally interviewing even Mitchell herself.

In Discovering the South historian Jennifer Ritterhouse items jointly Daniels's unpublished notes from his travel together with his released writings and a wealth of archival proof to place this one man's trip via a South in transition right into a greater context. Daniels's good selected itinerary introduced him head to head with the total variety of political and cultural chances within the South of the Nineteen Thirties, from New Deal liberalism and social making plans within the Tennessee Valley Authority, to Communist agitation within the Scottsboro case, to planters' and industrialists' reactionary worldview and repressive violence. the result's a full of life narrative of black and white southerners struggling with for and opposed to democratic social swap in the beginning of the nation's lengthy civil rights era.

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