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Remembering Dixie: The Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Susan T. Falck

Abstract

Nearly seventy years after the Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi, sold itself to Depression-era tourists as a place “Where the Old South Still Lives.” Tourists flocked to view the town’s decaying antebellum mansions, hoop-skirted hostesses, and a pageant saturated in sentimental Lost Cause imagery. Organized by the town’s female garden club, the Pilgrimage created a popular culture experience that appealed to 1930s tourists. This book traces how the selective white historical memories of a small southern community originated from the hardships of the Civil War, changed over time, and culminated ... More

Keywords: Natchez, Mississippi, Civil War, Lost Cause, Pilgrimage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496824400
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496824400.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan T. Falck, author