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Owning Up to Citizenship

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/9781469621074.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter briefly describes how Reconstruction writers explored the new constitutional guarantee of citizenship for the freedpeople living in the Southern United States. It analyzes ... More


Military Reconstruction under Canby

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In contrast to General Sickles, Brig. Gen. Edward Richard Sprigg Canby spent twenty-eight of his forty-nine years serving the army as a professional soldier. He graduated from West Point and was a ... More


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


Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Tourist Outback of Florida

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/9781469621074.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the work of Constance Fenimore Woolson, who imagined freedpeople, particularly freedwomen, as successful citizens in an ethnically diverse America. Her writings contributed to ... More


Iowa’s American Gothic in Arkansas: The Plantation Fiction of Octave Thanet

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/9781469621074.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter turns to the novels of Alice French, who wrote under the pen name of Octave Thanet. Her works serve as a reflection of her experience living in Military District Four. Thanet’s writing ... More


Sewing on the Badges of Servitude: Albion Tourgée v. North Carolina

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/9781469621074.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the novels of Albion Winegar Tourgée, who unlike Constance Woolson, was a leading actor in the Reconstruction’s violent drama as it played out. Being a combat veteran, a ... More


No Longer under Cover(ture): Marriage, Divorce, and Gender in the 1868 Constitutional Convention

Karin Zipf

in North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832226
eISBN:
9781469601649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837269_escott.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows why delegates had little reason to suspect that divorce petitions would consume a significant portion of the docket when the North Carolina Constitutional Convention assembled in ... More


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