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Reading Reconstruction: Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South

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"Kathryn B. McKee's Reading Reconstruction situates the Mississippi writer Katharine Sherwood Bonner McDowell (1849-1883) as an important cultural observer of the 1870s and 1880s who channeled into her fiction and nonfiction the discord and uneasiness of the Reconstruction era. In works like the novel Like unto Like--as well as her regional stories and travel writing--Bonner engaged questions about shifting definitions of citizenship, questioned the evolving rhetoric of postwar reconciliation, and embraced the disruptive ...

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Reading Reconstruction: Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South
2019, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807169957

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