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The field of honor : essays on southern character and American identity

Author: John Mayfield; Todd Hagstette
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collected scholarship on the history and evolution of moral standards and its role in southern society.
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Field of honor.
Columbia, South Carolina : Published by the University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016047777
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Mayfield; Todd Hagstette
ISBN: 9781611177299 1611177294
OCLC Number: 960969113
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 360 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I CHALLENGING HONOR --
THE MARKETPLACE --
Marketplace of Values: Honor and Enterprise in the Old South / John Mayfield --
To Civilize King Cottons Realm: William Gilmore Simms's Chivalric Quest / David Moltke-Hansen --
Bushels of Corn, Tubs of Trouble: Measuring Honor at the Pendleton Farmer's Society, 1823 --
1824 / Kathleen M. Hilliard --
"A Very Honorable Man in His Trading": Honor, Credit Reporting, and the Market Economy in Antebellum Charleston / Amanda R. Mushal --
pt. II HONOR, VIOLENCE, AND THE LAW --
Writing the Duel: Rhetorical Negotiation and the Language of Honor in the Nineteenth-Century South / Todd Hagstette --
Honorable Death? The Stuart-Bennett Duel of 1819 / Matthew A. Byron --
"Not a Judicial Act, Yet a Judicious One": Honor, Office, and Democracy / Christopher Michael Curtis --
Subversive Rhetoric of Honor and Illegality in Thomas Nelson Page's "Marse Chan" / Bradley Johnson --
pt. III DEFINING THE MAN --
HONOR AND CHARACTER --
"The Honor of New England": Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Cilley-Graves Duel of 1838 / Robert S. Levine --
Pursuits of Character: Rethinking Honor among Antebellum Southern College Students / Timothy J. Williams --
"The Deceivingest Fellow": Honor, Respectability, and the Crisis of Character in the Old South / Lawrence T. McDonnell --
"He Ordered the First Gun Fired & He Resigned First": James Chesnut, Southern Honor, and Emotion / Anna Koivusalo --
pt. IV DEFINING THE OTHER --
HONOR AND SHAME --
"The Prisoner ... Thinks a Great Deal of Her Virtue": Enslaved Female Honor, Shame, and Infanticide in Antebellum Virginia / Jeff Forret --
"Tattling Is Far More Common Here": Gossip, Ostracism, and Reputation in the Old South / Brenda Faverty --
"Early-Acquired Superstition": Conjure and the Attempted Redefinition of Racial Honor / Jeffrey E. Anderson --
pt. V PERSISTENCE OF HONOR --
"The Secret of Vengeance": Honor and Revenge in Andrew Lytle's The Long Night / Sarah E. Gardner --
Iron Chests: Honor and Manhood in Southern Evangelicalism / Edward R. Crowther --
Honor and the Rhetoric of Conservatism in Twenty-First-Century America / Emily S. Bruce.
Responsibility: edited by John Mayfield and Todd Hagstette ; foreword by Edward L. Ayers.

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