Domestic Novelists in the Old South: Defenders of Southern Culture

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At a time when sectional conflicts were dividing the nation, five best-selling southern domestic novelists vigorously came to the defense of their native region. In response to northern criticism, Caroline Gilman, Caroline Hentz, Maria McIntosh, Mary Virginia Terhune, and Augusta Jane Evans presented through their fiction what they believed to be the "true" South. From the mid-1830s through 1866, these five novelists wrote about an ordered South governed by the aristocratic ethic of noblesse oblige, and argued that slavery ...

Domestic Novelists in the Old South: Defenders of Southern Culture 1992, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807117309

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Domestic Novelists in the Old South: Defenders of Southern Culture 1992, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807127964

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