By Michael J. Goleman
Your historical past Will nonetheless Remain information how Mississippians, black and white, developed their social id within the aftermath of the crises that remodeled the nation starting with the sectional clash and finishing within the overdue 19th century. Michael J. Goleman focuses totally on how Mississippians considered their position: as american citizens, as Confederates, or as either. in the course of secession, white Mississippians held company to an American id and simply remodeled it right into a accomplice identification venerating their model of yank background. After the struggle, black Mississippians attempted to etch their position in the Union and as a part of remodeled American society. but they constantly confronted white supremacist hatred and backlash. in the course of Reconstruction, radical modifications in the country compelled all Mississippians to embody, deny, or reconsider their status in the Union.
Tracing the evolution of Mississippians� social id from 1850 throughout the finish of the century uncovers why white Mississippians felt the necessity to create the misplaced reason legend. With own letters, diaries and journals, newspaper editorials, traveler�s debts, memoirs, recollections, and private histories as its assets, Your history Will nonetheless Remain deals insights into the white production of Mississippi�s misplaced reason and into the conflict for black social identification. It is going directly to convey how those cultural hallmarks proceed to affect the country even now.
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Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause by Michael J. Goleman