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Cracker culture

Celtic ways in the Old South
  • 290 Pages
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University of Alabama Press , University, Ala
Southern States -- Civilization -- Celtic influences., Southern States -- Civilization -- 1775-

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Other titlesCeltic ways in the Old South.
StatementGrady McWhiney ; with a prologue by Forrest McDonald.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF213 .M38 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxliii, 290 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2722512M
ISBN 100817303286
LC Control Number86016052

Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history.

About the Author Grady McWhiney (–) was a noted historian of the American South and of the Civil by: Mcwhiney's book is an excellent dive into the history and culture of the "Crackers" of the old South. Through this book, Mcwhiney firmly establishes that the Southern states were a bastion of Celtic culture and tradition, with numerous Cracker practices and lifestyles that linked back to the ancient Celtic tribes of /5(11).

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What exactly is a Cracker. An entertaining, informative look at a slice of old Florida culture. For over years scholars have attempted to define the Crackers, but their name is as elusive as their nature, their character as tough as Floridas hardscrabble countryside, and any real Cracker will tell you thats just the way they like it/5.

Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history.

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He is a very readable author. It flows more like a narrative than a history book. If you are a student reading this for class 4/5(1). Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history.

Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term “Cracker” initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites.

McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to. Part history, part folklore, Cracker is a generously illustrated account of Cracker heritage, its rich history, and its disappearance as today's fast-paced society reaches even into the remote /5(2).

Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South is an essential book for understanding the “mind of the South” which has flummoxed and eluded outsiders for centuries. Grady McWhiney, born in Louisiana and educated at Columbia, clearly and concisely presents the evidence for his oft-overlooked and underappreciated thesis – that Southern culture, at least that of the lower-class “Crackers,” is.

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Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term “Cracker” initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor : Grady Mcwhiney. Rawlings' Florida fiction accurately portrays Florida Crackers. Written inCracker Culture presented the broadest attempt at surveying the common white man of the Old South since Frank Owsley’s Plain Folk of the Old South published almost forty years before.

The book examines the culinary, agricultural, herding, and entertainment activities of the Old South and compares them to McWhiney’s understanding of pre-capitalistic Celtic society. Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history.

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Ste. Claire's work reminds us that Cracker culture and ways offer positive legacies valuable for our present generation: self-reliance, self-sufficiency, honesty, and a simple, direct approach to people and problems."--James M.

Denham, Florida Southern College, Lakeland. Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Excerpt In Southerners and Other Americans (), which emphasized various similarities between Southerners and Northerners, I also recognized that important differences have separated the South and the North throughout.

The book reads well in the recognition of the research that the author put into the development of the history of the Cracker culture. All in all a very good book for those of us who are affectionados of the historical and factional writings about Florida/5(19). The purpose of this book is to trace the historical evolution of coalcracker culture.

My first task was to set the time parameters for the study. I chose to begin atfor by that time anthracite mining was an established industry with a growing market. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is a collection of six essays by Thomas Sowell. The collection, published inexplores various aspects of race and culture, both in the United States and abroad.

The first essay, the book's namesake, traces the origins of the "Ghetto" African American culture to the culture of Scotch-Irish Americans in the Antebellum South. The second essay, "Are Jews Generic?", Author: Thomas Sowell. Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history.

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Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term "Cracker" initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites. McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to /5(2). Cracker, sometimes white cracker or cracka, is a racial epithet for white people, used especially for poor rural whites in the Southern United States.

It is sometimes used in a neutral context in reference to a native of Florida, Georgia or Texas (see Florida cracker, Georgia cracker or Texas cracker). Meliorative and neutral usage. This book presents the kind of eye-opening insights into the history and culture of race for which Sowell has become famous.

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As late as the s and s, he argues, poor Southern rednecks were regarded by Northern employers and law enforcement officials as lazy, lawless, and sexually immoral/5. The final chapters of the book provide reference for the serious student of Cracker culture.

A bibliography, a glossary of “Cracker” terms where you might learn that a “scrub chicken” is actually a gopher tortoise, a one-time Cracker delicacy that is now illegal to hunt since they’re a threatened or vulnerable species.

Varmit — The Cracker version of varmint, or any small animal, especially rodents. Courtesy Dana Ste. Claire, curator, The Cracker Culture in Florida History. Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences. This article has been posted only after receiving the express written permission from the editor of Halifax Magazine; Bev Hanson, August 7, Coalcracker Culture traces the evolution of a distinct regional culture in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.

The study begins by establishing the region s industrial and social contexts. With a handful of companies controlling over ninety percent of total production, the anthracite industry was one of the most formidable cartels in American history. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cracker: Cracker Culture in Florida History by Dana M.

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