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The Color of Democracy in Women's Regional Writing

Jean Carol Griffith
Format
Book
Published
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2009.
Language
English
Series
Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism
ISBN
9780817316617 (cloth : alk. paper), 0817316612 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780817382391 (electronic), 0817382399 (electronic)
Contents
  • Introduction: Writing region in the new century
  • "Is New York such a labyrinth?" : street life and amalgamation in Wharton's and Glasgow's city
  • Men of the mob and "fascinatingly American" women
  • "Et que cétait comme dans le livre" : Wharton, the Harlem Renaissance, and all that jazz
  • "Virginia is not dead but sleepeth": segregation and the "family Black and white" in Glasgow's and Cather's South
  • Family reunion : slavery as usable past
  • A house divided : the interracial family and the white supremacist community
  • "Fortunate country" : old immigrants and new women in Cather's and Wharton's West
  • How the West was whitened
  • New women and the world of business
  • Conclusion: "Always, everywhere, inferior".
Description
x, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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