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 new research into Southern magazines and newspapers, this boo...

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Main Author: Wells, Jonathan Daniel
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Series:Cambridge studies on the American South
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505 0 |a 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 
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520 |a 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 new research into Southern magazines and newspapers, this book seeks to shift scholarly attention away from novelists and toward the rich and diverse periodical culture of the South between 1820 and 1900. Magazines were of central importance to the literary culture of the South because the region lacked the publishing centers that could produce large numbers of books. As editors, contributors, correspondents and reporters in the nineteenth century, Southern women entered traditionally male bastions when they embarked on careers in journalism. In so doing, they opened the door to calls for greater political and social equality at the turn of the twentieth century