By John Mayfield

What does it suggest to be a guy within the pre–Civil struggle South? and the way will we solution the query from the point of view of the early twenty-first century? John Mayfield does so through revealing how early nineteenth-century Southern humorists addressed the anxieties felt by means of males trying to chart a brand new course among the previous honor tradition and the hot industry tradition. missing the restrictions imposed via journalism or right literature, those writers created fictional worlds the place manhood and id might be established and explored.

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