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Mississippi cultures


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Mississippi cultures

Mississippi cultures

Celebrating Heritage and Recognizing Complexity and Change in Mississippi Culture

Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830–1860

Sounds American: National Identity and the Music Cultures of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800–1860

Bridget T. Heneghan. Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 2003. Pp. xxvii, 204. $45.00

Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination. By Bridget T. Heneghan. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2003. xxviii, 204 pp. $45.00, isbn 1-57806-585-2.)

Ted Ownby. American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830–1998. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1999. Pp. 228. Cloth $45.00, paper $18.95

Bradley G. Bond. Political Culture in the Nineteenth-Century South: Mississippi, 1830–1900. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1995. Pp. 343. $35.00

Richard Nelson. A Culture of Confidence: Politics, Performance and the Idea of America. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1996. Pp. xv, 285. Cloth $47.50, paper $19.50

Christopher J. Olsen. Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830–1860. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. viii, 266. $45.00

Political Culture in the Nineteenth-Century South: Mississippi, 1830–1900. By Bradley G. Bond. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. xvi, 343 pp. $35.00, ISBN 0-8071-1976-8.)

The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture. By Jon Panish. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997. xxiv, 166 pp. Cloth, $45.00, ISBN 1-57806-035-4. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 1-57806-033-8.)

Warring Fictions: American Literary Culture and the Vietnam War Narrative. By Jim Neilson. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1998. xii, 256 pp. Cloth, $45.00, ISBN 1-57806087-7. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 1-57806-088-5.)

Ann Ostendorf. Sounds American: National Identity and the Music Cultures of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800–1860. (Early American Places.) Athens: University of Georgia Press. 2011. Pp. xii, 250. Cloth $69.95, paper $24.95

American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830–1998. By Ted Ownby. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. xvi, 228 pp. Cloth, $45.00, ISBN 0-8078-2479-8. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8078-4806-9.)

Randal Maurice Jelks. African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2006. Pp. xvii, 217. Cloth $60.00, paper $25.00., Emilye Crosby. A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi. (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture.) Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2005. Pp. xv, 354. Cloth $55.00, paper $21.95

 

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A group of interrelated Native American cultures in the central and lower Mississippi valley from c. 700 to 1700 ad. Three principal new features distinguish them from the preceding Hopewell cultures. Most famous are the huge politico-religious centres of pyramidal, flat topped, earthen temple mounds, which were part of special religious practices, known as the Southern cult. They were surrounded by the wattle-and-daub houses of farmers. Inspiration for these ceremonial centres was ultimately derived from the cultures of Mexico (Mesoamerica), but exactly how is unclear. Famous sites include Cahokia (Illinois), Aztalan (Wisconsin), and Macon (Georgia), with vast mound complexes, the last two fortified. A second feature was the much decreased importance of burial mounds, and a third was the appearance of completely new pottery styles, also showing indirect Mesoamerican influence.

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