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Rowdy Tales From Early Alabama

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Author: John Gorman Barr
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817304770
Size: 12.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: Stories of life in Tuscaloosa and Alabama before the Civil War.


Short Story Index

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Size: 35.35 MB
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Category : Short stories
Languages : en
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Tales Of Old Blount County Alabama

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Author: Robin Sterling
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130434276X
Size: 40.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Blount County (AL)
Languages : en
Pages : 390
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Book Description: Many of the people and events in Blount County history are well documented. Others, not so much. This book of essays is an attempt to revisit some of the well known events of our county's past, add a little more background, and present our history from a Blount County point of view. In addition to illuminating some familiar topics, this book attempts to bring to light people and events who played significant roles in the development of Blount, but were somehow overlooked or skimmed over by the primary reference books-people and events which were the topic of conversation among our ancestors but over time, have been forgotten. These fun to read tales will promote a greater understanding of the history of Blount County.


The Humor Of The Old South

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Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813185459
Size: 61.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: The humor of the Old South -- tales, almanac entries, turf reports, historical sketches, gentlemen's essays on outdoor sports, profiles of local characters -- flourished between 1830 and 1860. The genre's popularity and influence can be traced in the works of major southern writers such as William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Harry Crews, as well as in contemporary popular culture focusing on the rural South. This collection of essays includes some of the past twenty five years' best writing on the subject, as well as ten new works bringing fresh insights and original approaches to the subject. A number of the essays focus on well known humorists such as Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Johnson Jones Hooper, William Tappan Thompson, and George Washington Harris, all of whom have long been recognized as key figures in Southwestern humor. Other chapters examine the origins of this early humor, in particular selected poems of William Henry Timrod and Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which anticipate the subject matter, character types, structural elements, and motifs that would become part of the Southwestern tradition. Renditions of "Sleepy Hollow" were later echoed in sketches by William Tappan Thompson, Joseph Beckman Cobb, Orlando Benedict Mayer, Francis James Robinson, and William Gilmore Simms. Several essays also explore antebellum southern humor in the context of race and gender. This literary legacy left an indelible mark on the works of later writers such as Mark Twain and William Faulkner, whose works in a comic vein reflect affinities and connections to the rich lode of materials initially popularized by the Southwestern humorists.


Alabama History

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Author: Lynda W. Brown
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313282232
Size: 78.71 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 438
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Book Description: The first comprehensive bibliography on Alabama since 1898.


Fetching The Old Southwest

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Author: James H. Justus
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264176
Size: 74.42 MB
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Category : Cooking
Languages : en
Pages : 591
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Book Description: "For more than a quarter-century, despite the admirable excavations that have unearthed such humorists as John Gorman Barr and Marcus Lafayette, the most significant of the humorists from the Old Southwest have remained the same: Crockett, Longstreet, Thompson, Baldwin, Thorpe, Hooper, Robb, Harris, and Lewis. Forming a kind of shadow canon in American literature that led to Mark Twain's early work, from 1834 to 1867 these authors produced a body of writing that continues to reward attentive readers." "James H. Justus's Fetching the Old Southwest examines this writing in the context of other discourses contemporaneous with it: travel books, local histories, memoirs, and sports manuals, as well as unpublished private forms such as personal correspondence, daybooks, and journals. Like most writing, humor is a product of its place and time, and the works studied herein are no exception. The antebellum humorists provide an important look into the social and economic conditions that were prevalent in the southern "new country," a place that would, in time, become the Deep South." "While previous books about Old Southwest humor have focused on individual authors, Justus has produced the first critical study to encompass all of the humor from this time period. Teachers and students of literary history will appreciate the incredible range of documentation, both primary and secondary."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Clearing The Thickets

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Author: Herbert James Lewis
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610271661
Size: 39.99 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 354
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Book Description: An accessible and interesting survey of the rise of the state of Alabama from frontier society to the Civil War.


Humor Of The Old Southwest

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Author: Hennig Cohen
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820316055
Size: 43.73 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 493
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Book Description: One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between 1835 and 1861 in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. Hennig Cohen and William B. Dillingham have tapped the wealth of this region to produce a collection that over the last three decades has become the standard anthology of Old Southwestern humor. This new, extensively revised edition includes an expanded introduction, a dozen replacement sections, an updated bibliography, and works by three new writers--Phillip B. January, Matthew C. Field, and John Gorman Barr. Most generously represented are George Washington Harris, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Johnson Jones Hooper, and Thomas Bangs Thorpe. Selections from twenty-five authors are featured along with brief biographical essays that combine historical and political analysis with perceptive literary criticism. These selections document important facets of antebellum American culture and provide the background of the literary achievement of Mark Twain and William Faulkner.


All Clever Men Who Make Their Way

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Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820332011
Size: 24.83 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 488
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Book Description: From the pages of forgotten journals and literary magazines Michael O'Brien assembles fourteen pieces that effectively challenge the long-prevailing notion that the mind of the Old South was superficial, unintellectual, and obsessed with race and slavery. In this book are discourses on subjects ranging from English empirical thought to neoclassical aesthetics, from the enfranchisement of women to transcendental theology, from the works of Hawthorne and Emerson to the social system of Virginia.


The Alabama Review

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Size: 72.72 MB
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Category : Alabama
Languages : en
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Bibb County Alabama

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Author: Rhoda C. Ellison
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN:
Size: 42.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county. The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its south. In its northern section is a mineral district and in its southern valleys fertile farming country; therefore, its citizens have sometimes allied themselves with the hill counties and sometimes with their Black Belt neighbors. Both sections of the county developed in step with the surrounding counties. Bibb's foundries were established during the same time and by the same iron masters as Shelby County, and its coal mines in the same decade as Jefferson County. Its farmers planted the same crops and faced the same problems as those in Perry, Autauga, and Tuscaloosa counties. Like Tuscaloosa, Bibb endeavored to promote river transportation for both its industrial and its agricultural products. This carefully documented history is based on a variety of original sources, from personal letters to government records. It is generously illustrated with early maps and with old pictures of Bibb landmarks, many of which have now vanished.