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Our South

Geographic Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674024281

Publication Date: 10/15/2010

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 3 maps

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Magnet South
  • Part One: Nationalization—The Plantation South
    • 1. The Problem of the Plantation
    • 2. Putting the Colonial Past in Its Place
    • 3. Domestic Possession and the Imperial Impulse
    • 4. The Enemy Within
  • Part Two: Industrialization and Expansion—The Slave South
    • 5. Underwriting Free Labor and Free Soil
    • 6. American Universal Geography
    • 7. Dark Satanic Fields
    • 8. The Masterwork of National Literature
  • Part Three: The Question of Empire—The Reconstruction South
    • 9. Abandoned Lands and Exceptional Empire
    • 10. The Glory of Disaster
    • 11. Internal Islands and the American Scene, 1898–1905
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2010 C. Hugh Holman Award, Society for the Study of Southern Literature
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