Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old South by John Mayfield

Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old South

byJohn Mayfield

Kobo ebook | March 29, 2009

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What does it mean to be a man in the pre–Civil War South? And how can we answer the question from the perspective of the early twenty-first century? John Mayfield does so by revealing how early nineteenth-century Southern humorists addressed the anxieties felt by men seeking to chart a new path between the old honor culture and the new market culture. Lacking the constraints imposed by journalism or proper literature, these writers created fictional worlds where manhood and identity could be tested and explored.

Title:Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old SouthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 29, 2009Publisher:University Press of FloridaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813059364

ISBN - 13:9780813059365

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