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The Trajectory of Benevolence: Progressivism in the Little Colonel Books

Sarah E. Clere

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter links the origins of local Progressivism to the life of Lloyd Sherman, the main character in the Little Colonel series by Annie Fellows Johnston. In particular, it considers how Lloyd ... More


A Place Full of Colored People, Pretty Girls, and Polite Men: Literature, Confederate Identity, and Kentucky's Reputation, 1890–1915

Anne E. Marshall

in Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834367
eISBN:
9781469603834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899366_marshall.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Annie Fellows Johnston's children's book, The Little Colonel. Written in 1895, the book gained a wide following, and by 1912, Johnston had added eleven more books to the ... More


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