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Henry Junius Nott and the Roots of Southern Frontier Humor

Ed Piacentino

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry Junius Nott’s little-known work, Novelettes of a Traveller; or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity (1834), with reference to the longest of the ... More


Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Ed Piacentino (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive ... More


Introduction

Ed Piacentino

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book focuses on southern frontier humor, a genre that first emerged in the 1830s, mainly in the lower South and the then Southwest, and has since exerted an enduring influence on American ... More


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