Crossroads of the past and future : the New York Southern Society, 1880-1900

Author:
Dalton, Timothy John, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Ayers, Edward, Department of History, University of Virginia
Ross, Dorothy, Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

This thesis exams a social literary club founded in 1886. The Southern Society functioned as a forum for Southern culture within the larger society of New York, and was part of a self-conscious attempt by these people to preserve a distinctive Southern identity. An examination of their backgrounds and the institution that they created can thus give revealing insights into the "Southerner as American" during a vital period in Southern and American history.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
New York Southern Society, Southern States, 1865-, New York (N.Y.), Social life and customs
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1985/08