Lunch with Jennifer Ritterhouse: author of Discovering the South: One Man's Travels Through a Changing America in the 1930s
Please join The Country Bookshop for an event in the Cardinal Ballroom at The Country Club of North Carolina on Saturday, June 10 at 12pm. Tickets are $25 and are for sale online or at The Country Bookshop. All are welcome.
The luncheon includes a talk by Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse about Jonathan Daniels and a Grapevine Salad of Grilled Chicken, Field Greens, Seedless Grapes, Pine nuts, Gorgonzola Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Books will be available at the luncheon and the author will autograph copies following her presentation.
Jennifer Ritterhouse earned her B.A at Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race (UNC Press, 2006) and several articles. She is the editor of a reprint edition of Sarah Patton Boyle’s autobiography, The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition (UVA Press, 2001), and one of several co-editors of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South (New Press, 2001). She teaches classes on the 20th-century U.S., the U.S. South, cultural history, research methods, and other topics.
Professor Ritterhouse’s book, Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s (UNC Press, 2017), explores the politics and culture of a crucial period in United States history by following North Carolina newspaper editor Jonathan Daniels on a sweeping tour of the southern states in 1937. Written in an engaging, narrative style, Discovering the South examines a variety of interrelated topics, from the New Deal's impact on the South, to the literary and intellectual history of the Southern Renaissance, to the race, class and gender dynamics evident in the tragic Scottsboro case and planters' and industrialists' violent responses to labor organizing.
During the Great Depression, the American South was not merely "the nation's number one economic problem," as President Franklin Roosevelt declared. It was also a battlefield on which forces for and against social change were starting to form. For a white southern liberal like Jonathan Daniels, editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, it was a fascinating moment to explore.
This is the Ticket for the June 10, 12pm luncheon with talk by Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse.
The luncheon will be held in The Cardnial Ballroom at The Country Club of North Carolina. The ticket incudes a Grapevine Salad of Grilled Chicken, Field Greens, Seedless Grapes, Pine nuts, Gorgonzola Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette, rolls, tea and coffee. Books will be available at the luncheon and the author will autograph copies following her presentation.
One ticket per attendee. Open to the public.