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Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New
South

Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South

Catherine Oglesby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032474
eISBN:
9780813038728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032474.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Corra Harris (1869–1935) was one of the most widely published and nationally popular women writers in the United States. A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910) was Georgia's most celebrated novel for nearly ... More

Counterfeit GentlemenManhood and Humor in the Old South

Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old South

John Mayfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033372
eISBN:
9780813039480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033372.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a reappraisal of Southern manhood and identity that uses humor and humorists to carry the reader into the very heart of antebellum culture. What does it mean to be a man in the pre-Civil ... More

Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

William A. Link, David Brown, Brian Ward, and Martyn Bone (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This volume brings together historians and literary scholars in a discussion about the evolving concept of citizenship in the nineteenth-century South. Race, and especially slavery and emancipation, ... More

Creole CityA Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Nathalie Dessens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The first half of the nineteenth century was, for New Orleans, a seminal period. Based on a voluminous correspondence, archived at The Historic New Orleans Collection, the present book draws a ... More

The Door of HopeRepublican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877–1933

The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877–1933

Edward O. Frantz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036533
eISBN:
9780813038452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the political party of Abraham Lincoln—of emancipation—become the party of the South and of white resentment? How did Jefferson Davis's old party become the preferred choice for most southern ... More

James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

Michael J. Birkner and John W. Quist (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044262
eISBN:
9780813046242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044262.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As James Buchanan took office in 1857 the United States stood at a crossroads. A potential Union-breaking presidential election result had been averted. The Democratic Party maintained its control of ... More

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Thomas Graham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a sympathetic, personal biography of Henry M. Flagler during the years after he left Standard Oil to pursue his second career as builder of Florida. This is also a narrative history of ... More

Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Tycho de Boer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032481
eISBN:
9780813038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032481.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This environmental history underscores the uneasy balance between conservation and commerce. By using North Carolina's Green Swamp as a case study, the book illustrates the struggle of a rural area ... More

Quakers Living in the Lion's MouthThe Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

A. Glenn Crothers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the experience of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern Virginia between the 1730s and 1865. The spiritual convictions of this religious minority, particularly the belief in ... More

Souvenirs of the Old SouthNorthern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, northern promoters began pushing images of a mythic South to boost tourism. By creating a hierarchical relationship based on region and race ... More

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