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The color of democracy in women's regional writing

Author: Jean Carol Griffith
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
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American regionalism has become a contested subject in literary studies alongside the ubiquitous triad of race, class, and gender. This book argues that regional writing provided Edith Wharton, Ellen  Read more...

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Griffith, Jean Carol.
Color of democracy in women's regional writing.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)747305645
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Carol Griffith
ISBN: 9780817316617 0817316612 9780817382391 0817382399
OCLC Number: 277040874
Description: x, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Writing region in the new century --
"Is New York such a labyrinth?" : street life and amalgamation in Wharton's and Glasgow's city --
Men of the mob and "fascinatingly American" women --
"Et que cétait comme dans le livre" : Wharton, the Harlem Renaissance, and all that jazz --
"Virginia is not dead but sleepeth": segregation and the "family Black and white" in Glasgow's and Cather's South --
Family reunion : slavery as usable past --
A house divided : the interracial family and the white supremacist community --
"Fortunate country" : old immigrants and new women in Cather's and Wharton's West --
How the West was whitened --
New women and the world of business --
Conclusion: "Always, everywhere, inferior."
Series Title: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Responsibility: Jean Carol Griffith.

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