Louisa S. McCord: Poems, Drama, Biography, Letters

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University of Virginia Press, 1996 - History - 487 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Chronology
1
Note on the Texts 2 5
27
My Dreams
41
Poems from the Southern Literary Gazette
146
Later Poems
155
Caius Gracchus
161
Review of Reminiscences of Public Men 23 5
235
The Burning of Columbia
241
Letters and Documents March 20 1836December 4 1860
265
Letters and Documents December 24 1860c June 1879
361
Afterword
414
Bibliography
469
5
478
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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.

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