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An Adaptable Source: Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific, the ... More


You’ve Got to Be Carefully Rewritten: The Distillation of Racial Intolerance

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After a preliminary discussion of race and World War II that draws from historian Micahel Bess’s work on the subject, this chapter demonstrates how Hammerstein repeatedly subdued South Pacific’s ... More


The Economics of Imperialism, 1899–1902

P. J. Cain

in Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203902
eISBN:
9780191719141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the development of Hobson's ideas before and during his visit to South Africa in 1899 and shows how books such as The War in South Africa and The Psychology of Jingoism arose out ... More


False Starts: The Disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter is concerned with drafts and sketches involving two principal characters in Tales of the South Pacific that eventually were reduced to bit roles in South Pacific. After discussing the ... More


Conclusion: America's Appointment with Destiny—A Cautionary Tale

Glenn Feldman

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This conclusion connects the southern experience to the national one. It explores in detail the southern (and increasingly American) propensity for plain people to put emotional issues ahead of their ... More


“I Am a Bit of a Pharisee”: Georgia, 1875–1880

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1875 Mary Edwards Bryan returned to Atlanta to work at The Sunny South. Chapter 12 relates the circumstances of her life for the next five years, including the whiffs of scandal that greeted her ... More


Christmas in the Slave South

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter starts with William Gilmore Simms' The Bachelor's Christmas written in 1845. This text creatively describes the wonderful Southern Christmas, from all the weeks' preparation prior to the ... More


The Griersons

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Until the late 18th century, when some Indians began adopting plantation slavery, there was little racism in the Creek Nation. By the early 19th century, however, relations between Indians and ... More


Introduction: Has the South Become Republican?

Glenn Feldman

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introduction lays out the book's central themes: namely the question of whether or not the South has become a Republican stronghold where it was once Democratic. The chapter stresses the ... More


“Regretting That We Did Not Choose the Other Way”: Louisiana, 1869–1875

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter surveys Mary Edwards Bryan's final attempt at Louisiana residence from 1869 to 1875. It delves into her deepening relationship with Myron Napier Bartlett, her possible whereabouts from ... More


M. E. Bradford, the Reagan Right, and the Resurgence of Confederate Nationalism

Fred Arthur Bailey

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tracks the extraordinary influence of Texas literary figure and political philosopher Melvin E. Bradford on the development of modern conservatism and the Republican appeal in the South. ... More


Behind the Neon Sombrero: Alan Schafer’s South of the Border, 1949–2001

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the story of Alan Schafer, South of the Border’s controversial owner. The tale of South of the Border is mainly Schafer’s story, because he obtained the power to construct the ... More


“Camp Weeth Pedro”: Politics and Aesthetics Reshape the Borders of Taste at SOB

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes South of the Border’s tacky aesthetic. South of the Border was originally tacky because it pushed booze and catered to all races in a segregated society. Today, it is tacky ... More


“My negro Woman Judah”: William's Decision

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the two decades preceding removal, Creeks and other Indians in the South were under great pressure to distance themselves from their black relatives. Georgia and the United States seized Creek ... More


“The Thrill of This State-Building Work”

Joan Malczewski

in Building a New Educational State: Foundations, Schools, and the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226394626
eISBN:
9780226394763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394763.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter One explores the emergence of three 20th Century foundations that promoted southern education reform, the General Education Board, the Rosenwald Fund, and the Negro Rural School Fund (Jeanes ... More


Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Glenn Feldman (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an eloquent examination of one of the most important political questions of the last half-century. It explores whether the South, once the “Solid South” of the Democratic Party, has ... More


Winnie, Opera, and South African Artistic Nationhood

Naomi André

in Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter places Winnie: The Opera (Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Warren Wilensky, and Mfundi Vundla, 2011) in a larger comparative framework that includes the Western opera tradition, opera in the ... More


Introduction: The Same Journey, Writ Small, That the United States Was On

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Jonathan Daniels and explains his intentions for his 1937 automobile trip around the South. He wanted to explore the range of political and cultural possibilities in the ... More


Introduction: Touriscapes in a Newer South

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the deep connections between two vastly different tourist sites in South Carolina—the South of the Border complex and ... More


The Newly Exciting Question of the Possibility of Democracy: From Atlanta to Raleigh, North Carolina

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a close reading of Daniels's conclusions in A Southerner Discovers the South, which emphasize the need for more federal engagement and regional planning designed to provide ... More


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