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By John Mayfield

ISBN-10: 0813033373

ISBN-13: 9780813033372

ISBN-10: 0813036860

ISBN-13: 9780813036861

What does it suggest to be a guy within the pre–Civil warfare South? and the way do we resolution the query from the point of view of the early twenty-first century? John Mayfield does so by way of revealing how early nineteenth-century Southern humorists addressed the anxieties felt via males looking to chart a brand new direction among the outdated honor tradition and the recent marketplace tradition. missing the restrictions imposed through journalism or right literature, those writers created fictional worlds the place manhood and id might be confirmed and explored.

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