Lezli continues this five-episode theme on historical nostalgia and romanticizing colonialism with Prof. Anthony Szczesiul, author of The Southern Hospitality Myth: Ethics, Politics, Race, and American Memory. Why did Southern Living magazine make its debut at the height of the Civil Rights Movement? What does “southern hospitality” mean? Benevolence, graciousness, refinement? Mmm, it’s complicated. They explore the racist origins of the phrase, the historical context of its emergence, and why this “regional virtue” has become part of the United States’ cultural memory and identity. FULL EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!!!
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Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)