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Witness to Reconstruction : Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Author: Kathleen Elizabeth Diffley
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
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This volume's sixteen essays illuminate, through Constance Fenimore Woolson's example, the neglected world of Reconstruction's backwaters in literary developments that were politically charged and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Constance Fenimore Woolson; Constance Fenimore Woolson; Constance Fenimore Woolson; Constance F Woolson; Constance Fenimore Woolson; Constance Fenimore Woolson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Elizabeth Diffley
ISBN: 9781617030253 1617030252 9781617030260 1617030260
OCLC Number: 679919064
Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "People who remember": the American South and Woolson's postbellum sojourns / Kathleen Diffley --
"This reserve of the North": Reconstruction at home. The balances of deceit; or, what does silver mean to me?: Woolson's "Castle nowhere" and the money question during Reconstruction / Michael Germana --
"The daughters of Carolina": the South beckons Constance Fenimore Woolson and the origins of the global South / John Lowe --
Tourism, imperialism, and hybridity in the Reconstruction South: Woolson's Rodman the keeper: southern sketches / Anne E. Boyd --
Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the fashioning of southern identity / John H. Pearson --
Woolson's two women: 1862 : a Civil War romance of irreconcilable difference / Caroline Gebhard --
Zephaniah Swift Spalding: Constance Woolson's Cipher / Cheryl B. Torsney --
"A shady retreat": short prose geology and genre in Woolson's southern travel sketches / Timothy Sweet --
Reconstructing southern hospitality / Anthony Szczesiul --
Imagining sites of memory in the post Civil War South: the national cemetery in Woolson's "Rodman the keeper" / Martin T. Buinicki --
Poking King David in his imperial eye/"I": Woolson takes on the white man's burden in the postbellum United States / Carolyn Hall --
Cypresses, chameleons, and snakes: displacement in Woolson's "The South devil" / Kathleen Diffley --
"Burned into us by a red-hot fire": novels of the South. The portrait of a southern lady in Woolson's For the major / Janet Gabler-Hover --
Northeast angels: Henry James in Woolson's Florida / Geraldine Murphy --
The merits of transit: Woolson's return to Reconstruction in Jupiter lights / Sharon Kennedy-Nolle --
"Pioneers of spoliation": Woolson's Horace Chase and the role of magazine writing in the Gilded-Age development of the South / Kevin E. O'Donnell --
"Shimmering inlets": remembering back, looking forward. "A modern and a model pioneer": civilizing the frontier in Woolson's "A pink villa" / Annamaria Formichella Elsden.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen Diffley.

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