Women writers and journalists in the nineteenth-century south /

"The first study to focus on white and black women journalists and writers both before and after the Civil War, this book offers fresh insight into southern intellectual life, the fight for women's rights, and gender ideology. Based on fresh research into southern magazines and newspapers,...

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Main Author: Wells, Jonathan Daniel, 1969-
Format: Book
Published:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series:Cambridge studies on the American South.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Foundations. Reading, literary magazines, and the debate over gender equality
  • Education, gender, and community in the nineteenth-century South
  • Women journalists and writers in the Old South. Periodicals and literary culture
  • Female authors and magazine writing
  • Antebellum women editors and journalists
  • Women journalists and writers in the new South
  • New South periodicals and a new literary culture
  • Writing a new South for women
  • Postwar women and professional journalism
  • Epilogue.