7. New England Local-Color Literature: A Colonial Formation

  1. Alfred Bendixen Professor founder Executive Director2 and
  2. James Nagel Professor Rockefeller Fellow3
  1. Josephine Donovan Professor

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch7

A Companion to the American Short Story

A Companion to the American Short Story

How to Cite

Donovan, J. (2010) New England Local-Color Literature: A Colonial Formation, in A Companion to the American Short Story (eds A. Bendixen and J. Nagel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Texas A&M University, USA

  2. 3

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Maine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115438

Online ISBN: 9781444319910

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Keywords:

  • New England local-color literature - a colonial formation;
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's - “A New England Sketch” in Western Monthly;
  • story retitled “Uncle Tim” in Stowe's pioneering local-color collection;
  • The Mayflower, Stowe, best known for Uncle Tom's Cabin;
  • best of local-color stories - found in Cooke's Somebody's Neighbors (1881) and Huckleberries Gathered from New England Hills;
  • heyday of local-color movement - latter half of nineteenth century;
  • Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent - acknowledged as founding work in the genre;
  • process of standardization and normalization - advocates of modernity, in philosophical premises of Cartesian rationalism;
  • New England Local-Color Literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading