This review of four books published about tourism in the US South examines the ways the region has struggled to reconcile a past rooted in slavery and violence and a modern era recast as industrial, technological, and attractive for tourists. With a focus on ghost tours, beaches, and new industries in Southern cities, these books examine the links between the construction of history and efforts to market the New South as a tourist destination.
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Review Article| October 01 2017
Tales from a New, Mythic, and Activist South
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era.
University of North Carolina Press,
Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South.
University of Virginia Press,
Rose, Chanelle N.,
The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami: Civil Rights and America's Tourist Paradise, 1896–1968.
Louisiana State University Press,
Bush, Gregory W.,
White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key.
University Press of Florida,
Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (129): 187–195.
Kim Cary Warren; Tales from a New, Mythic, and Activist South. Radical History Review 1 October 2017; 2017 (129): 187–195. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-3921482
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