The Resource Writing reconstruction : race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south, Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle, (electronic resource)

Writing reconstruction : race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south, Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle, (electronic resource)

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Writing reconstruction : race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south
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Writing reconstruction
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race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south
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Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle
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eng
Summary
After the Civil War, the South was divided into five military districts occupied by Union forces. Out of these regions, a remarkable group of writers emerged. Experiencing the long-lasting ramifications of Reconstruction firsthand, many of these writers sought to translate the era's promise into practice. In fiction, newspaper journalism, and other forms of literature, authors including George Washington Cable, Albion Tourgee, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Octave Thanet imagined a new South in which freedpeople could prosper as citizens with agency. Radically re-envisioning the role of women in the home, workforce, and marketplace, these writers also made gender a vital concern of their work. Still, working from the South, the authors were often subject to the whims of a northern literary market. Their visions of citizenship depended on their readership's deference to conventional claims of duty, labor, reputation, and property ownership. The circumstances surrounding the production and circulation of their writing blunted the full impact of the period's literary imagination and fostered a drift into the stereotypical depictions and other strictures that marked the rise of Jim Crow. Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle blends literary history with archival research to assess the significance of Reconstruction literature as a genre. Founded on witness and dream, the pathbreaking work of its writers made an enduring, if at times contradictory, contribution to American literature and history
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Kennedy-Nolle, Sharon D
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810.9/975
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Gender and American culture
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  • Gender identity in literature
  • Race awareness in literature
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) in literature
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
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adult
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Writing reconstruction : race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south, Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle, (electronic resource)
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9781469621081
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(electronic bk.)
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rdamedia
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11718683
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MWT11718683
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Writing reconstruction : race, gender, and citizenship in the postwar south, Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469621081
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11718683
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MWT11718683
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