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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: 9780817357306
  • ISBN: 0817357300
  • Physical Description: ix, 185 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2012, ©1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index.
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 -- 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.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued as an ebook.
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.
Authors, American > Homes and haunts > Alabama.
Printing > Alabama > History > 19th century.
Alabama > Intellectual life.
Alabama in literature.

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