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Minstrelsy and Murder

The Crisis of Southern Humor, 1835-1925

Minstrelsy and Murder( )
Author: Silver, Andrew
Series title:Southern Literary Studies
Publication Date:Feb 2006
Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $42.95
Book Description:

In Minstrelsy and Murder, Andrew Silver locates the foundation of the South?s dark humor in the great and violent cultural upheavals of the nineteenth century. Examining the connection between comic victimization and real acts of aggression, Silver shows southern humor to be a product not of America?s wholeness and national unity but of its internal fears, divisiveness, and perpetual civil strife. He focuses on the work of southern writers Augustus B. Longstreet, George...
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Silver, Andrew (Author)
Andrew Silver is an assistant professor of English at Mercer University.

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