Why book “Gone With The Wind” was banned??
I had heard that censors slapped the movie with a fine for the swearword out of Rhett Butler’s mouth – – in our era where books are slammed for political incorrect terms or unfashionability (e.g. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain), I wouldn’t be surprised that Margaret Mitchell is defamed for being too Southern – – here’s what is in WIKI article about the novel: “An episode in the book dealt with the early Ku Klux Klan. In the immediate aftermath of the War, Scarlett is assaulted by poor southerners living in shanties, whereupon her former black slave Big Sam saves her life. In response, Scarlett’s male friends attempt to make a retaliatory nighttime raid on the encampment. Northern soldiers try to stop the attacks, and Rhett helps Ashley, who is shot, to get help through his prostitute friend Belle. Scarlett’s husband Frank is killed. This raid is presented sympathetically as being necessary and justified, while the law-enforcement officers trying to catch the perpetrators are depicted a
The book has a lot of characters using casual racial epithets and some characters say they treated their slaves well. This runs contrary to the dogma set out in the 1970s by author Alex Haley in his blockbuster “Roots.” ALso, I found this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/99dec/… <