The Resource The romance of reunion : northerners and the South, 1865-1900, Nina Silber

The romance of reunion : northerners and the South, 1865-1900, Nina Silber

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The romance of reunion : northerners and the South, 1865-1900
Title
The romance of reunion
Title remainder
northerners and the South, 1865-1900
Statement of responsibility
Nina Silber
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Language
eng
Summary
The reconciliation of North and South following the Civil War depended as much on cultural imagination as on the politics of Reconstruction. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Nina Silber documents the transformation from hostile sectionalism to sentimental reunion rhetoric. Northern culture created a notion of reconciliation that romanticized and feminized southern society. In tourist accounts, novels, minstrel shows, and popular magazines, northerners contributed to a mythic and nostalgic picture of the South that served to counter their anxieties regarding the breakdown of class and gender roles in Gilded Age America. Indeed, for many Yankees, the ultimate symbol of the reunion process, and one that served to reinforce Victorian values as well as northern hegemony, was the marriage of a northern man and a southern woman. Southern men also were represented as affirming traditional gender roles. As northern men wrestled with their nation's increasingly global and aggressive foreign policy, the military virtues extolled in Confederate legend became more admired than reviled. By the 1890s, concludes Silber, northern whites had accepted not only a newly resplendent image of Dixie but also a sentimentalized view of postwar reunion. --From publisher's description
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Silber, Nina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.S57 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reconstruction (United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Sectionalism (U.S.)
  • Public opinion
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Public opinion
  • Sectionalism (U.S.)
  • Verzoening
  • Northeastern States
  • Southern States
  • Northeastern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
The romance of reunion : northerners and the South, 1865-1900, Nina Silber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-249) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intemperate men, spiteful women, and Jefferson Davis: Northern views of the defeated South -- Reconstruction of the heart: reunion and sentimentality during Southern Reconstruction -- Sick Yankees in paradise: Northern tourism in the Reconstructed South -- The culture of conciliation: a moral alternative in the Gilded Age -- Minstrels and mountaineers: the whitewashed road to reunion -- New patriotism and new men in the new South
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780807821169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93018626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27725800
  • (OCoLC)ocm27725800
Label
The romance of reunion : northerners and the South, 1865-1900, Nina Silber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intemperate men, spiteful women, and Jefferson Davis: Northern views of the defeated South -- Reconstruction of the heart: reunion and sentimentality during Southern Reconstruction -- Sick Yankees in paradise: Northern tourism in the Reconstructed South -- The culture of conciliation: a moral alternative in the Gilded Age -- Minstrels and mountaineers: the whitewashed road to reunion -- New patriotism and new men in the new South
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780807821169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93018626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27725800
  • (OCoLC)ocm27725800

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