What book would you choose? In his career, he contributed works that sought to sanitize Southern history and romanticize its culture. Readers have expressed an appreciation for not having race as the integral issue between the protagonists; they're looking for a good plot, fleshed out characterizations, some action and some romance and maybe a little kink. While Simms was able to cultivate a national audience in his early and middle years as a writer, his sectionalist and proslavery views ultimately limited the breadth of his American audience. The first of these icons, the plantation, metonymically signifies race-based exploitation of labor. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more. While many local color writers avoided controversial matters in their writing, authors other than Mark Twain caused controversy in their critiques of Southern society.
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Meanwhile, black voices during the period offered a powerful alternative to white command, repudiating seductive myths of plantation life. A Civil War veteran and lawyer, Lucas fit well within the affluent, privileged demographic of the Lost Cause writer. In her journal posthumously published in , Mary Boykin Chesnut of South Carolina presents an acute analysis of the class system of the South during the Civil War. Escape into Whiteness Brent Staples. This role restricted the affluent female Southerner from taking part in the management or ownership of the plantation. A gypsy man could marry a non-gypsy woman, for instance, if she goes into her husband family and assumes their way of living.
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The resulting comparative studies of the U. Likewise, the works of abolitionist, novelist, historian, and playwright William Wells Brown depict the devastating effects of slavery on the character of the United States. Off to buy some new books! Sharon Cullars April 6, at Such a position naturally affected her interpretation and perpetuation of the cult of white Southern womanhood. Her portrayal of these societies operates within the conventions of local color as it presents as exotic a segment of Southern society to a larger, national audience. Her children adopted her views, and her family liquidated their estates to avoid the use of slave labor.
Additionally, she articulates her fears that her own affluent social position will be threatened by large-scale changes to the economic framework of the South. A dashing young cavalier's adventures, both realistic and supernatural, in s Sweden; — first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. As an educated Civil War veteran, lawyer, educator, and writer, Lanier possessed the qualities common to the literary proponents of the Lost Cause banner. He must renovate and sell the Germantown property in order to pay off his former wife, but he also needs a home for the teenage daughter he never knew he had. But I can think about it, especially when the book I'm reading asks me to, and bring up questions that a text raises for me. Though Ibby never stops watching for her mother, through the years she finds love and acceptance with this new, cobbled-together family.