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A Literate South - by Beth Barton Schweiger (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: Books & Reading

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Yale University Press

Author: Beth Barton Schweiger

Language: English

Street Date: June 25, 2019
TCIN: 77778809
UPC: 9780300112535
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0496

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"A striking new interpretation of the antebellum American South. This book is a major contribution to the literary and cultural history of the American South, the history of the book and print culture, women's history, nineteenth-century American history, and African American history."--Lloyd Pratt, University of Oxford
"Beth Barton Schweiger's highly imaginative survey of antebellum print culture in the Virginia and North Carolina backcountry uncovers a rich world of avid readers who helped define themselves and their own version of modernity at a time when literacy served as a potent weapon in the slavery/antislavery debate."--Susan V. Donaldson, College of William and Mary

"Schweiger makes a persuasive case for the circulation and consumption of print in the rural antebellum South. In doing so, she offers an innovative take on what people do with print."--Sarah Gardner, Mercer University
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