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- DescriptionAlthough many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that ecomic development, rather than stalgia, would foster reconciliation between North and South. In Designing Dixie, Reiko Hillyer shows how these boosters crafted distinctive local pasts designed to promote their ecomic futures and to attract rthern tourists and investors. Neither romanticizing the Old South r appealing to Lost Cause ideology, promoters of New South industrialization used urban design to construct particular relationships to each city's southern, slaveholding, and Confederate pasts. Drawing on the approaches of cultural history, landscape studies, and the history of memory, Hillyer shows how the southern tourist destinations of St. Augustine, Richmond, and Atlanta deployed historical imagery to attract rthern investment. St. Augustine's Spanish Renaissance Revival resorts muted the town's Confederate past and linked rthern investment in the city to the tradition of imperial expansion. Richmond boasted its colonial and Revolutionary heritage, depicting its industrial development as an outgrowth of national destiny. Atlanta's use of rthern architectural language displaced the southern identity of the city and substituted a narrative of long-standing allegiance to a modern industrial order. With its emphases on alternative southern pasts, architectural design, tourism, and political ecomy, Designing Dixiesignificantly revises our understandings of both southern historical memory and post-Civil War sectional reconciliation.
- Author BiographyReiko Hillyer is Assistant Professor of History at Lewis and Clark College, USA.
- Author(s)Reiko Hillyer
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication30/12/2014
- Series TitleThe American South Series
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Content Note21 black and white illustrations
- Weight517 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine23 mm
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