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Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory

Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory Essay .................... by Timothy S. Huebner and Madeleine M. McGrady Although monumental in its own right, [Burns's Civil War] series became, for many Americans, their first introduction to southern writer Shelby Foote. From the book-lined study in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, Foote offered a series of memorable insights into the human side of America's defining conflict. All told, Foote made eighty-nine appearances in Burns's program--far more than any other expert--and became an overnight sensation. All photographs courtesy of the Shelby Foote Collection, Rhodes College Archives, unless otherwise noted. Foote reading in his study, March 2, 1978, by George Walker at Gamma. his year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of filmmaker Ken Burns's PBs television series on the American Civil War. In 1990, thirty-nine million viewers tuned in to Burns's elevenhour documentary, prompting historian Stephen Ambrose to joke that "more Americans get their history from Ken Burns than from any other source."1 Although monumental in its own right, the series became, for many Americans, their first introduction to southern writer Shelby Foote. From the book-lined study in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, Foote offered a series of memorable insights into the human side of America's defining conflict. All told, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory

Southern Cultures , Volume 21 (4) – Jan 31, 2015

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Essay .................... by Timothy S. Huebner and Madeleine M. McGrady Although monumental in its own right, [Burns's Civil War] series became, for many Americans, their first introduction to southern writer Shelby Foote. From the book-lined study in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, Foote offered a series of memorable insights into the human side of America's defining conflict. All told, Foote made eighty-nine appearances in Burns's program--far more than any other expert--and became an overnight sensation. All photographs courtesy of the Shelby Foote Collection, Rhodes College Archives, unless otherwise noted. Foote reading in his study, March 2, 1978, by George Walker at Gamma. his year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of filmmaker Ken Burns's PBs television series on the American Civil War. In 1990, thirty-nine million viewers tuned in to Burns's elevenhour documentary, prompting historian Stephen Ambrose to joke that "more Americans get their history from Ken Burns than from any other source."1 Although monumental in its own right, the series became, for many Americans, their first introduction to southern writer Shelby Foote. From the book-lined study in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, Foote offered a series of memorable insights into the human side of America's defining conflict. All told,

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 31, 2015

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