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By Timothy Sweet,Samuel Graber,Coleman Hutchison

ISBN-10: 0820349607

ISBN-13: 9780820349602

Addressing texts produced by way of writers who lived in the course of the Civil battle and wrote approximately it earlier than the tip of Reconstruction, this assortment explores the literary cultures of that unsettled second whilst reminiscence of the conflict had but to be overwritten by way of later impulses of reunion, reconciliation, or misplaced reason revisionism. The Civil struggle reshaped latest literary cultures or enabled new ones. Ensembles of discourses, conventions, and practices, those cultures provided clean methods of attractive a number of givens approximately American personality and values that the struggle referred to as into question.

The volumeÆs participants examine how literary cultures of the 1860s and 1870s engaged strategies of kingdom, violence, liberty, citizenship, group, and id. even as, the essayists research the cultures themselves, which integrated Euroamerican and African American vernacular oral, manuscript ( journals and letters), and print (newspapers, magazines, or books) cultures; overlapping discourses of politics, protest, domesticity, and sentiment; unsettled literary nationalism and emergent literary regionalism; and vernacular and elite aesthetic traditions.

These essays element to the diversity of literary voices that have been conversing out within the warÆs rapid aftermath and aid us comprehend what these voices have been sayingand the way it used to be received.

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