9. I'm doing research for my GWTW term paper. Any suggestions?

Here's a list that deals with background on both the book and movie, history of Atlanta and the Civil War, and other scholarly studies devoted to Gone With The Wind.

As a starting point in your research, these reference works found in most university and other academic libraries will be useful:

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Series

  • Gale Research.

  • (Contains overview essays for authors and their works. Use the cumulative index in each volume to locate the essays on Margaret Mitchell.)

 

  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Series

  • Gale Research.

  • (Contains excerpts of reviews and literary criticism essays for popular works of fiction, drama, poetry, etc. Use the cumulative index in each volume to locate excerpts relating to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind.)

The following citations to reviews of Gone With The Wind when it was first published in 1936 may be found using your local public or university library's collection of newspapers on microfilm:

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
Jul 5 1936 The Glory and Shame of Reconstruction Days: Powerful, Realistic Story of South Gives Full Picture of All the Phases of Stirring Period [review by Paul Jordan-Smith]

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Jul 5 1936 A FINE NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR: Miss Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" Is an Absorbing Narrative [review by J. Donald Adams]

THE WASHINGTON (DC) POST
Jul 12 1936 The Old South Lives Again: Margaret Mitchell Gives Woman's Angle of the Civil War Period; How Mistaken Ideals of Southerners Aided Their Own Defeat [review by Julia Peterkin]

The following reviews of "Gone With The Wind" appeared in some of the more popular magazines of the time. Your local university or public library may these publications as bound periodicals or on microfilm:

NEWSWEEK
Jul 4 1936 The South: Novelist Pokes Over the Ashes of Plantation Culture [review]

THE SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE
July 4 1936 Georgia Marches Through : Gone With The Wind [review by Stephen Vincent Benet]

TIME
Jul 6 1936 Backdrop for Atlanta [review]

Pomerantz, Gary. Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn Scribner, 1996.

Rogers, Ernest. Peachtree Parade: Rollicking Reflections of Atlanta's Favorite Columnist. Tupper and Love, Inc., 1956.

GONE WITH THE WIND: THE BOOK

Bridges, Herb. "Frankly, My Dear"...Gone With The Wind Memorabilia.
Mercer University Press, revised edition, 1995.
 

Bridges, Herb.
Gone With The Wind: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Book, the Movie, and the Legend.
Simon & Schuster, 1989.
 

Diefendorf, Elizabeth (ed.).
The New York Public Library,s Books of the Century.
Oxford University Press, 1996.
 

Gardner, Gerald and Harriet.
The Tara Treasury: A Pictorial History of Gone With The Wind.
Arlington House Publishers, 1980.
 

Harwell, Richard (ed.).
Gone With The Wind As Book and Film.
University of South Carolina Press, 1983.
 

Pratt, William.
Scarlett Fever.
Macmillan, 1977.
 

Silverman, Al (ed.).
The Book of the Month: Sixty Years of Books in American Life.
Little, Brown and Company, 1986.
 

GONE WITH THE WIND: THE MOVIE

Bridges, Herb
Gone With The Wind: The Three-Day Premiere in Atlanta
Mercer University Press, 1999.
 

Bridges, Herb.
The Filming of Gone With The Wind.
Mercer University Press, 1984.
 

Bridges, Herb. "Frankly, My Dear"...Gone With The Wind Memorabilia.
Mercer University Press, revised edition, 1995.
 

Bridges, Herb.
Gone With The Wind: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Book, the Movie, and the Legend.
Simon & Schuster, 1989.
 

Cameron, Judy & Paul J. Christman.
The Art of Gone With The Wind: The Making of A Legend.
Prentice Hall Editions, 1989.
 

Dooley, Roger.
From Scarface to Scarlett: American Films in the 1930s.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979, 1981.
 

Flamini, Roland.
Scarlett, Rhett, and A Cast of Thousands.
Macmillan, 1975.
 

Gardner, Gerald and Harriet.
The Tara Treasury: A Pictorial History of Gone With The Wind.
Arlington House Publishers, 1980.
 

Harwell, Richard (ed.).
Gone With The Wind As Book and Film.
University of South Carolina Press, 1983.
 

Haver, Ronald.
David O. Selznick's Gone With The Wind.
Outlet Books, 1986.
 

Lambert, Gavin.
GWTW: The Making of Gone With The Wind.
Little Brown, 1973.
 

Miller, Frank.
Movies We Love: 100 Collectible Classics.
Turner Publishing Inc., 1996.
 

Molt, Cynthia Marylee.
Gone With The Wind on Film: A Complete Reference.
McFarland, 1990.
 

Myrick, Susan.
White Columns in Hollywood: Reports from the GWTW Sets.
Mercer University Press, 1982.
 

Pratt, William.
Scarlett Fever.
Macmillan, 1977.
 

Rosenberg, David (ed.).
The Movie That Changed My Life.
Viking Books, 1991.
 

Sennett, Ted.
Hollywood's Golden Year, 1939: A Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration.
St. Martin's Press, 1989.
 

Turner, Adrian.
A Celebration of Gone With The Wind.
Gallery Books, 1989.
 

Van Gelder, Peter.
That,s Hollywood: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 60 of the Greatest Films of All Times.
HarperPerennial, 1990.
 

Vance, Malcolm.
Tara Revisited.
Award Books, 1976.
 

Wead, George.
Gone With The Wind: A Legend Endures.
University of Texas, Ransom Center, 1983.
 

GONE WITH THE WIND: SCHOLARLY STUDIES AND STUDY GUIDES

(author unknown)
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind: A Critical Commentary.
Monarch Notes, 1974.
 

Hawkins, Harriett.
Classics and Trash: Traditions and Taboos in High Literature and Popular Modern Genres.
University of Toronto Press, 1990.
 

Pyron, Darden Asbury.
Recasting: Gone With The Wind in American Culture.
Florida International University, 1983.
 

Rosensfit, Gail Rae.
Margaret Mitchell,s Gone With The Wind.
MAXnotes Literary Study Guide. Research & Education Association, 1994.
 

Taylor, Helen.
Scarlett's Women: Gone With The Wind and Its Female Fans.
Rutgers University Press, 1989.
 

Wolf, William, with Lillian Kramer Wolf.
Landmark Films: The Cinema and Our Century.
Paddington Press Ltd., 1979.
 

ATLANTA: THE CITY, THE BATTLE, AND GONE WITH THE WIND
 

Kurtz, Wilbur G.
Atlanta and the Old South: Paintings and Drawings by Wilbur G. Kurtz,
Artist and Historian
Atlanta: American Lithograph Co., 1969.
Note: Wilbur Kurtz was the technical advisor on the film Gone With The Wind.
 

Buffington, Perry, and Kim Underwood.
Archival Atlanta: Electric Street Dummies, The Great Stonehenge Explosion, Nerve Tonics, and Bovine Laws: Forgotten Facts and Well-Kept Secrets from Our City,s Past.
Peachtree Publishers, 1996.
 

Carter, Samuel III.
The Siege of Atlanta, 1864.
Ballantine Books, 1973.
 

Garrett, Franklin M.
Yesterday,s ATLANTA.
Cherokee Publishing Co., 1994.
 

Garrison, Webb.
The Legacy of Atlanta: A Short History.
Peachtree Publishers, 1987.
 

Lockerman, Doris.
The Man Who Amazed Atlanta: The Journey of Franklin Miller Garrett.
Atlanta History Center and Longstreet Press, 1996.
 

McCarley, J. Britt.
The Atlanta Campaign: A Civil War Driving Tour of Atlanta-Area Battlefields.
Cherokee Publishing Co., 1989.
 

Miles, Jim. Fields of Glory: A History and Tour Guide of the Atlanta Campaign.
Rutledge Hill Press, 1989.
 

O,Briant, Don, with Kay O,Briant.
Looking for Tara: The Gone With The Wind Guide to Margaret Mitchell,s Atlanta.
Longstreet Press, 1994.
 

Sibley, Celestine.
Peachtree Street U.S.A.: An Affectionate Portrait of Atlanta.
Doubleday & Co., 1963.
 

THE SOUTH and the CIVIL WAR

Cash, W.J.
The Mind of the South.
Vintage Books, 1941, 1969.
 

Clinton, Catherine.
Tara Revisited: Women, War & The Plantation Legend.
Abbeville Press, 1995.
 

Cox, Jacob D.
Campaigns of the Civil War, Vol. 11: Atlanta. The Blue & The Gray
Press, n.d.
 

Cullen, Jim.
The Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past.
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
 

Hall, B.C., and C.T. Wood.
The South.
Scribner, 1995.
 

McDonough, James Lee, and James Pickett Jones.
War So Terrible: Sherman and Atlanta.
W.W. Norton & Company, 1987.
 

(author unknown)
The South: A Collection from Harper,s Magazine.
Gallery Books, 1990.
 

Spence, E. Lee.
Treasures of the Confederate Coast: The "Real Rhett Butler" & Other Revelations.
Narwhal Press, 1995.
 

Stampp, Kenneth M. (ed.).
The Causes of the Civil War.
Prentice-Hall, 1965.

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