7 edition of A Southern woman of letters found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -197) and index.
|Statement||edited by Rebecca Grant Sexton.|
|Series||Women"s diaries and letters of the South|
|Contributions||Sexton, Rebecca Grant, 1945-|
|LC Classifications||PS3333 .A44 2002|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxxv, 205 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||205|
|LC Control Number||2002003437|
The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing. Exploring elite Confederate women's wartime experiences as wives, mothers, nurses, teachers, slave managers, authors, readers, and survivors, this book chronicles the clash of the old and the new within a group that was at once the beneficiary and the victim of the social order of the Old South.
The women in the book function as the electrical charge that holds the South together. All the men are flawed—Gerald O’Kara is a baby, Ashley Wilkes passive and helpless, and Rhett Butler, for all his elegant machismo, is cold and mean and sarcastic. The women fight the battles and get along a lot better than the men. The relaxed wartime atmosphere led to increased physical intimacy, although in letters and diaries Southern women admitted only to flirting. Casual relationships, and even casual engagements — “slight, silly love affairs,” as one woman called them — flourished.
Her book, Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the New Orleans World's Fair, was awarded the Eudora Welty Prize for scholarships in Women's Studies and Southern Studies from the Mississippi University for Women. Her current mission is to see Grace King's letters published and appreciated, and she. The Oxford American recently asked Southern writers to submit their lists of the best Southern novels of all time. The ten books that were cited .
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A Southern Woman of Letters: The Correspondence of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson (Women's Diaries and Letters of the South) Hardcover – October 1, by Rebecca Grant Sexton (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" Cited by: 8. Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this enchanting memoir of her life in New Orlea 4/5. A Southern Woman of Letters: The Correspondence of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Women's diaries and letters of the South, ISSN Women's diaries and letters of the nineteenth-century South: Authors: Augusta Jane Evans, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson: Editor: Rebecca Grant Sexton: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press.
Giselle Roberts is an honorary research associate in history at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Her books include The Confederate Belle, The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson, and A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence A Southern woman of letters book Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, – Melissa Walker is the Emerita George Dean Johnson, Jr., Professor of History at 5/5(2).
The series has a strong Civil War collection. We have published the diaries and letters of doctors, plantation mistresses, and young women. One of my favorite books in the series is A Northern Woman in the Plantation South: Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, Tryphena was a teacher from Massachusetts who married a doctor from.
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A southern belle arrives bearing gifts for the hostess — sometimes to the point of embarrassing the poor woman because there’s no such thing as too much or too extravagant in her world. She would never crash a party, but if an uninvited guest shows up for her gathering, she will do whatever it takes to make the person feel welcome.
Get this from a library. Memories of a southern woman of letters. [Grace Elizabeth King; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.] -- The author's autobiography where she presents herself as a respectable southern lady.
Here are ten contemporary Southern books—stories that are either set in the South, written by a Southern author, or about Southern characters (though, admittedly, some are all of the above)—that belong at the top of your to-read pile. Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several.
Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an 5/5(2).
Unlike the Modern Woman, the career is not the most important part of the Southern Belle’s life. They work and can have professional, high-earning jobs, but they know that a career or a promotion or an extra thousand dollars a month isn’t going.
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She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a sardonic Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters, often in violent situations. Memories of a Southern woman of letters.
[Grace Elizabeth King] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create # Books for Libraries Press\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Read this book on Questia. Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters by Grace Elizabeth King, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters.
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You use y'all in nearly every other sentence. Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club's worth of speeches.
- Allison Glock 2. I don't know a weak Southern woman. My mom says if you want something done, then ask a Southern woman. - Reese Witherspoon 3. Southern girls are God's gift to the entire male. Sarah Moore Grimké (Novem – Decem ) was an American abolitionist, widely held to be the mother of the women's suffrage movement.: xxi Born and reared in South Carolina to a prominent, wealthy planter family, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the s and became a Quaker, as did her younger sister Angelina.
The sisters began to speak on the abolitionist. Southern Women in the Civil War Working Class White Women: Pressure Working Class White Women: Protest In addition to writing letters, working class white women mounted what today we would call protests or demon-strations to demand relief from their suffering.
In andin cities from Mobile, Alabama, to Richmond. Like men, women had varying perspectives on the war and the politics of the time period. Two Maryland women, Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke () and Margaret "Madge" Smith Preston (), recorded the minute details of their daily lives and their perceptions of the news of the war in their diaries.
The book was later used as a source by Harriet Beecher Stowe for her book "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The sisters kept up their correspondence with other anti-slavery and pro women's rights activists. One of their letters was to the women's rights convention in Syracuse, New York.Seen through women’s eyes, nineteenth-century southern social history takes on new dimensions.
Subjects that were of only passing interest when historians depended on documents created by men now move to center stage. Women’s letters dwell heavily on illness, pregnancy, and childbirth.- Explore Karen Hussey's board "Southern Fiction Books", followed by people on Pinterest.
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