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Southern Texts Society

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Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 939 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Other
Classifications: HQ800.2, 305.489652
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Most widely held works about Southern Texts Society
 
Most widely held works by Southern Texts Society
An evening when alone : four journals of single women in the South, 1827-67( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Evening When Alone will greatly enhance awareness of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South. "It has been natural that the study of antebellum Southern women has concentrated upon the married," writes Michael O'Brien in his substantive and moving introduction. "In this, Southern scholarship has not distinguished itself from the main currents of women's history. At the center of our understanding has grown to be the plantation mistress. We have been offered varying versions of her - as victim, as heroine, as exploiter, as quasi-abolitionist, as proslavery ideologue - but her centrality has been assumed. Yet the unmarried woman was not a rare phenomenon." Single women, with widows and young unmarried women, made up almost half of the adult female population. By looking at single women, An Evening When Alone restores some balance and brings to light single women's private journals, to which they habitually devoted much time and care." "This first volume to come from the Southern Texts Society presents the journals of four very different women who, although their lives were worlds apart, lived and wrote in the South during the years 1827-67. The first is Elizabeth Ruffin of Evergreen plantation in Virginia, whose two short journals convey a sharp, ironic sensibility reminiscent of Jane Austen. Then there is a governess (whose identity is a matter of interesting dispute) in her early thirties, beginning an independent career and living in some discomfort on a Mississippi plantation near Natchez between 1835 and 1837. The third, Janet Caroline North of South Carolina, shows in her 1851-52 journals the high-society belle on alert and gossipy patrol at the Virginia and New York springs. Finally, there is Ann Lewis Hardeman, growing old in the midst of an extended family near Jackson, Mississippi, struggling to bring up her dead sister's children and endure the Civil War and illness with bleak fortitude and religious intensity."
Civilization and Black progress : selected writings of Alexander Crummell on the South by Alexander Crummell( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As this collection makes clear, Crummell's writings speak in the elegant and scholarly voice of a transitional figure who bridged two radically different worlds separated by the bloodshed and upheaval of the Civil War
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in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princes of cotton : four diaries of young men in the South, 1848-1860( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction -- Editorial note -- The diaries -- Harry St. John Dixon -- Henry Hughes -- John Albert Feaster Coleman -- Henry Craft -- Epilogue
 
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An evening when alone : four journals of single women in the South, 1827-67
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Civilization and Black progress : selected writings of Alexander Crummell on the SouthPrinces of cotton : four diaries of young men in the South, 1848-1860