Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South - Gender and American Culture (Paperback)Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle (author)
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Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle blends literary history with archival research to assess the significance of Reconstruction literature as a genre. Founded on witness and dream, the pathbreaking work of its writers made an enduring, if at times contradictory, contribution to American literature and history.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
The diversity and depth of material is a central strength . . . which offers a lengthy sojourn into the postbellum South, a literary world often overlooked.--Arkansas Review
A genuinely fresh approach to that most unfinished of America's revolutions.--West Virginia History
Keeps the reader moving through the South. . . . Will be of interest to historians, literary scholars, and general-interest readers in Southern literature.--African American Review
[Provides] insights into the post-Civil War literary marketplace and its containment of literary visions of a more egalitarian South.--Journal of American History
Makes a compelling case for the creative significance of Reconstruction literature. . . . Her work will . . . inspire lively and complex discussions in the field of American history, literature, and southern studies.--Journal of Southern History
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