Louisa S McCord: Poems, Drama, Biography, Letters

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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

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McCord (1810-1879) was a conservative intellectual and plantation-owner who wrote on political and social issues as well as authoring poetry and theatre pieces. This volume, comprising the second in a two-volume set of McCord's writings (her political and social writings comprise the first volume), collects her poetry, drama, correspondence, historical accounts, and biographical writings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Richard C. Lounsbury is Associate Profesor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Birghman Young University. He is author of The Arts of Suetonius: An Introduction and editor of Louisa S. McCord: Political and Social Essays.

University of Virginia Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronology 1
Note on the Texts 25
Genealogical Tables 29
1 My Dreams 41
2 Poems from the Southern Literary Gazette 146
3 Woman's Progress 150
4 Later Poems 155
5 Caius Gracchus 161
6 Langdon Cheves: Revie of "Reminiscences of Public Men" 235
7 The Burning of Columbia 241
8 Memoir of Langdon Cheves and Fragments 246
9 Letters and Documents, March 20, 1836-December 4, 1860 265
10 Letters and Documents, December 24, 1860-c. June 1879 361
Afterword 414
Bibliography 469
Index 475
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