Dreaming of Dixie

Karen Cox talked about her book Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture. She argues that from the late nineteenth century… read more

Karen Cox talked about her book Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture. She argues that from the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South in a romantic fashion fueled by advertizing and tourism. Perceptions only changed when television news coverage brought images of conflict into the average living room.

Ms. Cox was interviewed at Historic Rosedale Plantation.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) on their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” were in Charlotte, N.C., on August 29-September 2, 2011, to feature the history and literary life of the city that would host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Working with the Time Warner local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Dreaming of Dixie

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Program ID:
301640-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Sep 24, 2011 | 5:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 25, 2011 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 24, 2011 | 5:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2011 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2011 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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