By Jennifer W. Dickey

More than seventy-five years after its book, Gone with the Wind is still completely embedded in American tradition. Margaret Mitchell’s novel and the movie produced through David O. Selznick have melded with the wider forces of southern historical past, southern mythology, and advertising to develop into, and stay, a cultural phenomenon.

A tricky Little Patch of History (the word was once coined by way of a journalist in 1996 to explain the Margaret Mitchell domestic after it used to be spared from destruction by way of hearth) explores how Gone with the Wind has remained an incredible part of public reminiscence in Atlanta via an research of museums and historical websites that concentrate on this recognized paintings of fiction. Jennifer W. Dickey explores how the e-book and picture threw a focus on Atlanta, which stumbled on itself at the same time provided as a logo of either the previous South and the hot South. Exhibitions produced via the Atlanta historical past middle concerning Gone with the Wind are explored, in addition to within sight Clayton County’s declare to repute as “the domestic of Gone with the Wind,” a moniker bestowed at the county by way of Margaret Mitchell’s property in 1969. There’s a recounting of the saga of “the Dump,” the tiny house in midtown Atlanta the place Margaret Mitchell wrote the e-book, and the way this position grew to become an emblem for all that was once correct and all that was once fallacious with Mitchell’s writing.

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