The Resource Arkansas/Arkansaw : how bear hunters, hillbillies, and good ol' boys defined a state, Brooks Blevins

Arkansas/Arkansaw : how bear hunters, hillbillies, and good ol' boys defined a state, Brooks Blevins

Label
Arkansas/Arkansaw : how bear hunters, hillbillies, and good ol' boys defined a state
Title
Arkansas/Arkansaw
Title remainder
how bear hunters, hillbillies, and good ol' boys defined a state
Statement of responsibility
Brooks Blevins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
976.7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F411
LC item number
.B695 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Summary expansion
What do Scott Joplin, John Grisham, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Maya Angelou, Brooks Robinson, Helen Gurley Brown, Johnny Cash, Alan Ladd, and Sonny Boy Williamson have in common? They're all Arkansans. What do hillbillies, rednecks, slow trains, bare feet, moonshine, and double-wides have in common? For many in America these represent Arkansas more than any Arkansas success stories do. In 1931 H.L. Mencken described AR (not AK, folks) as the "apex of moronia." While, in 1942 a Time magazine article said Arkansas had "developed a mass inferiority complex unique in American history."Arkansas/Arkansaw is the first book to explain how Arkansas's image began and how the popular culture stereotypes have been perpetuated and altered through succeeding generations. Brooks Blevins argues that the image has not always been a bad one. He discusses travel accounts, literature, radio programs, movies, and television shows that give a very positive image of the Natural State. From territorial accounts of the Creole inhabitants of the Mississippi River Valley to national derision of the state's triple-wide governor's mansion to Li'l Abner, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Slingblade, Blevins leads readers on an entertaining and insightful tour through more than two centuries of the idea of Arkansas. One discovers along the way how one state becomes simultaneously a punch line and a source of admiration for progressives and social critics alike
Label
Arkansas/Arkansaw : how bear hunters, hillbillies, and good ol' boys defined a state, Brooks Blevins
Publication
Note
Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Creating the Bear State; First Interlude: Why Arkansas?; Chapter Two: Aboard the Arkansaw Train; Second Interlude: This Hillbilly State of Mine; Chapter Three: Heyday of the Hillbilly; Third Interlude: Getting Defensive; Chapter Four: All Roads Lead to Bubba; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
Control code
ocn769187853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610750424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ffh2cz
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26283426
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769187853
  • pebcs161075042X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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