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The Resource Tales from the haunted South : dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era, Tiya Miles

Tales from the haunted South : dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era, Tiya Miles

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Tales from the haunted South : dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era
Title
Tales from the haunted South
Title remainder
dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
Tiya Miles
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters. But who are these ghosts? Examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. "Dark tourism" often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic "Old South" narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. In an incisive and engaging work, Miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us"--
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1970-
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Miles, Tiya
Dewey number
133.10975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1472.U6
LC item number
M546 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosts
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • African Americans
  • Ghosts
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Tales from the haunted South : dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era, Tiya Miles
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Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Fred W. Morrison Fund for Southern Studies of the University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center for the Brose Lecture Series."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Molly and Matilda : Old Savannah specters -- Madame Lalaurie : French Quarter fiend -- Chloe and Cleo : Louisiana plantation phantoms
Control code
ocn907205098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781469626338
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907205098
  • (Sirsi) a1917608
Label
Tales from the haunted South : dark tourism and memories of slavery from the Civil War era, Tiya Miles
Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Fred W. Morrison Fund for Southern Studies of the University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center for the Brose Lecture Series."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Molly and Matilda : Old Savannah specters -- Madame Lalaurie : French Quarter fiend -- Chloe and Cleo : Louisiana plantation phantoms
Control code
ocn907205098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781469626338
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907205098
  • (Sirsi) a1917608

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