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The Resource But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative, Fred Hobson

But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative, Fred Hobson

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But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative
Title
But now I see
Title remainder
the White southern racial conversion narrative
Statement of responsibility
Fred Hobson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hobson applies the term "racial conversion narrative" to several autobiographies or works of highly personal social commentary by Lillian Smith, Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, James McBride Dabbs, Sarah Patton Boyle, Will Campbell, Larry L. King, Willie Morris, Pat Watters, and other southerners, books written between the mid-1940s and the late 1970s in which the authors - all products of and willing participants in a harsh, segregated society - confess racial wrongdoings and are "converted," in varying degrees, from racism to something approaching racial enlightenment. Indeed, the language of many of these works is, Hobson points out, the language of religious conversion - "sin," "guilt," "blindness," "seeing the light," "repentance," "redemption," and so forth. Hobson also looks at recent autobiographical volumes by Ellen Douglas, Elizabeth Spencer, and Rick Bragg to show how the medium persists, if in a somewhat different form, even at the very end of the twentieth century."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F220.A1
LC item number
H63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history
Label
But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative, Fred Hobson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-154) and index
Contents
Introduction: Of guilt and shame, race and repentance -- The sins of the fathers: Lillian Smith and Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin -- God's determination: James McBride Dabbs, Sarah Patton Boyle, Will Campbell -- Freedom: Willie Morris, Larry L. King, Pat Watters -- Curious intersections: race and class at century's end
Control code
40423128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 159 p.
Isbn
9780807124109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050180
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. With dust jacket.
Label
But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative, Fred Hobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-154) and index
Contents
Introduction: Of guilt and shame, race and repentance -- The sins of the fathers: Lillian Smith and Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin -- God's determination: James McBride Dabbs, Sarah Patton Boyle, Will Campbell -- Freedom: Willie Morris, Larry L. King, Pat Watters -- Curious intersections: race and class at century's end
Control code
40423128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 159 p.
Isbn
9780807124109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050180
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. With dust jacket.

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