Chapter 14. Writing the Modern South

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Susan V. Donaldson Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch14

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Donaldson, S. V. (2009) Writing the Modern South, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. William and Mary College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • writing modern south;
  • civil war- region's more mainstream US culture of success, abundance, and exceptionalism;
  • continue to set south - midst of “Bulldozer Revolution”;
  • modern south - interlocutions crossing lines of race, class, gender, and region;
  • mounting press campaign for abolition;
  • censoring US mails and implementing repressive slave codes;
  • conflict between traditionalism and modernity;
  • own sense of interdependence and intersubjectivity - lessons hard-won in modern southern writing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading