Louisa S McCord: Poems, Drama, Biography, Letters

Louisa S McCord: Poems, Drama, Biography, Letters

by Richard C. Lounsbury, Louisa Susanna McCord
     
 

Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord (1810-1879) was one of the most remarkable figures in the intellectual history of antebellum America. A conservative intellectual, she broke the confines of Southern gender roles. Over the past decade historians have begun to pay attention to McCord and find her indespensible to understanding American culture. Among Southerners before

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Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord (1810-1879) was one of the most remarkable figures in the intellectual history of antebellum America. A conservative intellectual, she broke the confines of Southern gender roles. Over the past decade historians have begun to pay attention to McCord and find her indespensible to understanding American culture. Among Southerners before the Civil War, she is ranked with Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, James Madison, Sarah Grimke, John C. Calhoun, George Fitzhugh, and Frederick Douglass.

This volume collects all of her poetry, drama, and correspondence, her account of Sherman's occupation of Columbia, and a memoir of her father, politician and statesman Langdon Cheves. Its publication, together with the previously published Louisa S. McCord: Poltical and Social Essays, makes available all of Louisa McCords's varied writings.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813916538
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Publications of the Southern Texts Society Series
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
6.59(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronology1
Note on the Texts25
Genealogical Tables29
1My Dreams41
2Poems from the Southern Literary Gazette146
3Woman's Progress150
4Later Poems155
5Caius Gracchus161
6Langdon Cheves: Revie of "Reminiscences of Public Men"235
7The Burning of Columbia241
8Memoir of Langdon Cheves and Fragments246
9Letters and Documents, March 20, 1836-December 4, 1860265
10Letters and Documents, December 24, 1860-c. June 1879361
Afterword414
Bibliography469
Index475

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