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Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621074
eISBN:
9781469621098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

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 ... More


The Strange Career of Reconstruction Writing

Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

in Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621074
eISBN:
9781469621098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621074.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter analyzes the contradictory nature of Reconstruction literature by examining the speeches of Henry Grady, who introduced the notion of a “New South,” a white-supremacist ... More


Intertext: “Bartleby, the Scrivener”

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Melville's short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” prefaces the consideration of post-Reconstruction literature. Bartleby, the Scrivener in the story forms a bridge between eras. It is an intertext ... More


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