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Writing Reconstruction Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

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ISBN-10: 146962107X

ISBN-13: 9781469621074

Edition: 2015

Authors: Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

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After the Civil War, the South was divided into five military districts occupied by Union forces. Out of these regions, a remarkable group of writers emerged. Experiencing the long-lasting ramifications of Reconstruction firsthand, many of these writers sought to translate the era's promise into practice. In fiction, newspaper journalism, and other forms of literature, authors including George Washington Cable, Albion Tourgee, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Octave Thanet imagined a new South in which freedpeople could prosper as citizens with agency. Radically re-envisioning the role of women in the home, workforce, and marketplace, these writers also made gender a vital concern of their…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/4/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.96" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English