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First books : the printed word and cultural formation in early Alabama  Cover Image Book Book

First books : the printed word and cultural formation in early Alabama

Beidler, Philip D. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0817309853 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: ix, 185 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1999.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Bibliography: p. 171-176.
Formatted Contents Note:
Satire in the territories : literature and the art of political payback in an early Alabama classic -- First book : Henry Hitchcock's Alabama justice of the peace -- "The first production of the kind, in the South" : a backwoods literary incognito and his attempt at the great American novel -- Belles lettres in a new country -- Antebellum Alabama history in the planter style : the example of Albert J. Pickett -- A.B. Meek's great American epic poem of 1855, or, the curious career of the Red Eagle -- Historicizing Alabama's southwestern humorists, or, how the times were served by Johnson J. Hooper and Joseph G. Baldwin -- Caroline Lee Hentz's anti-abolitionist double feature and Augusta Jane Evans's new and improved novel of female education -- Alabama's last first book : the example of Daniel Hundley.
Subject: American literature > Alabama > History and criticism.
American literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Literature and society > Alabama > History > 19th century.
Literature publishing > Alabama > History > 19th century.
Printing > Alabama > History > 19th century.
Alabama > Intellectual life.

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