'Gone with the Wind' - a great book?

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 19th February 2019

Time: 7.00 pm

Venue: Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Description: Tony Badger explores the extraordinary international popularity of Gone with the Wind both as a book and a film. He examines the historical accuracy of the book, particularly the disconnect between the Scarlett O’Hara of the book and the plantation mistress of the film. The talk examines the white racial attitudes and the account of post-civil war reconstruction in the light of the historiographical orthodoxies of the 1930s and traces the development of Margaret Mitchell from hard-bitten journalist to conservative celebrity

Price: Free to HA and Branch members and students. Visitors £1 .

Organiser: Portsmouth Branch

Lecturer: Professor Tony Badger, President of the HA

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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