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Romances of the white man's burden : race, empire, and the plantation in American literature 1880-1936

Author: Jeremy Wells
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2011.
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The Plantation South as America.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wells, Jeremy, 1971-
Romances of the white man's burden.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010028334
(OCoLC)649417981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Wells
ISBN: 9780826517586 0826517587 1283053810 9781283053815
OCLC Number: 709606332
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents: Introduction : white southern men and the burden of empire --
Uncle Remus's empire --
"The Old South under new conditions" : Henry W. Grady, Thomas Nelson Page, and new southern manhood --
Manifest destinies, invisible empires : Thomas Dixon's imperial fantasies --
"White babies ... struggling": William Faulkner and the white man's burden --
Conclusion : plantation nationhood and the myth of southern otherness.
Responsibility: Jeremy Wells.

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Takes on works in American literature in which the proverbial "old plantation" is made to seem not a relic but a harbinger, a sign that the South had arrived at a multiracial modernity and harmony  Read more...

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"This is a welcome book probably required reading for historians of the New South and a useful contribution to the important new body of anti-exceptionalist scholarship on the region."--"The Journal Read more...

 
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