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Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage : Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town - Ann E. Denkler

Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage

Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town

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This book explores the complex web of public history, tourism, and race in Luray, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley ensconced in Lost Cause heritage. By utilizing a diverse range of methodologies, including ethnography, this book demonstrates how contested race relations are in this area, and how racial exclusion interacts with the politics of public history.

Creating the past in Luray -- " ... But slavery cured us of that weakness": The search for the "private" public history of African American in Luray -- Subverting heritage and memory: Luray's "Ol' Slave Auction Block" -- Tourism and battles for cultural identity -- Recapturing identity: The "Life on the Mountain" exhibition at Shenandoah National Park.

ISBN: 9780739161517
ISBN-10: 0739161512
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 15th August 2012