E of local history focusing on prominent individuals conomic developments as well As The Military And the military and impacts of the national struggle as it swept through this area of Mississippi I will be reading by this author Faulkner s County is the socio conomic and political history of Lafayette County Mississippi which was the model for Yoknapatawpha County the fictional setting for many of William Faulkner s 16 novels and several short stories Don Doyle takes us from the original and displaced Chickasaw residents to the 1836 forced migration and replacement with white settlers and their slave. Ate the pastFrom the arrival of Europeans in Chickasaw Indian territory in 1540 to Faulkner's death in 1962 Don Doyle chronicles than four centuries of local
history He traces the building of a permanent community and plantation He traces the building of a permanent community and plantation by white settlers the lives of
slaves in the region the xperiences of secession Civil War and Reconstruction town in the region the xperiences of secession Civil War and Reconstruction town in Oxford and the Revolt of the Redne. ,
Obviously a good read for anybody interested in faulkner gives an ncyclopedic context of the area gives an ncyclopedic context of the area inspired his greatest writing But it also functions well as a view of Southern history in microcosm from the original settler invasions
#and of #expulsion of Native Americans through the antebellum years and right up to the civil rights movement Very informative and written in a highly readable style I read this as a non American in preparation for reading some Faulkner Not only is it a very useful introduction to themes and characters in Faulkner s fiction it is also a really fine xampl. Lafayette County Mississippi was the primary inspiration for what is arguably the most famous place in American fiction William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County Faulkner once xplained that in his Yoknapatawpha stories he sublimated the actual into the apocryphal This history of Lafayette County reverses that notion using Faulkner's rich fictional portrait of a place and its people to illumin. S Just 24 years later Lafayette mbraced secession that led To Occupation And Economic Decline That Prevailed Through The Depression occupation and Conflict in Blood economic decline that prevailed through the Depression s racial history not to be addressed during Faulkner s life A powerful study of adversity and stubborn resistance touality Faulkner captured the Just not an interesting topic for
Southern history is too broad and interesting for such a narrow scope and just not written in a good style Made it maybe 100 pages into it and left it behind If you are a bigtime faulkner nerd could be a good fit but otherwise there are probablyme Southern history is too broad and interesting for such a narrow scope and just not written in a
BETTER BOOKS ON HISTORICAL SOUTH.books on historical south. Faulkner captured in his saga of the Snopes clanDrawing on both history and literature Doyle renders a rich and deeply researched portrait of Faulkner's home Yoknapatawpha was a place of the imagination invented by Faulkner as a vehicle for developing a coherent body of fiction Doyle writes but the raw materials from which he created this place and its people lay right at his front porch.