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During the American Civil War, several newspapers remained Confederate sympathizers despite their locations being occupied by Union troops. Examining these papers, the authors explore what methods of suppression occupiers used, how occupation influenced the editorial and business sides of the press, and how occupation impacted freedom of the press.
"This collection of eleven essays examines nineteenth-century legal and extralegal attempts to restrict freedom of speech and the press as well as the efforts of others to push back against those restrictions"--
The first study to focus on white and black women journalists and writers both before and after the Civil War, this book offers fresh insight into Southern intellectual life, the fight for women's rights and gender ideology. Based on new research into Southern magazines and newspapers, this book seeks to shift scholarly attention away from novelists and toward the rich and diverse periodical culture of the South between 1820 and 1900. Magazines were of central importance to the literary culture of the South because the region lacked the publishing centers that could produce large numbers of books. As editors, contributors, correspondents and reporters in the nineteenth century, Southern women entered traditionally male bastions when they embarked on careers in journalism. In so doing, they opened the door to calls for greater political and social equality at the turn of the twentieth century.
When Jefferson Davis became president of the Confederacy, his wife, Varina Howell Davis, reluctantly became the First Lady. Pro-slavery but also pro-Union, Varina Davis was inhibited by her role as Confederate First Lady and unable to reveal her true convictions.Cashin offers a splendid portrait of a fascinating woman who struggled with the constraints of her time and place.
Die braven Bürger von New Orleans scheinen nicht besonders viel von Ignatius und seinen Ausrastern zu halten. Der aber ignoriert sie einfach, wenn er seinen massigen Körper zu den Fleischtöpfen der Stadt bewegt. Er führt immerhin einen edlen Kreuzzug gegen das Laster, die Modernität und die Unwissenheit. Doch seine Mutter hält eine hässliche Überraschung für ihn bereit: Nach einem Blechschaden, den sie verursacht hat, wird er von ihr gezwungen, seine rituellen Zornesausbrüche vor dem Fernseher aufzugeben und sich einen Job zu suchen, statt mit Leserbriefen die Welt zu verbessern. Unerschrocken nutzt er die neue Stelle, um seine Mission fortzuführen – und hat dafür jetzt auch noch ein Piratenkostüm und einen Imbissstand zur Hand ... Definitiv einer der originellsten Helden, den die amerikanische Literatur im letzten Jahrhundert hervorgebracht hat.

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