Crossroads of the past and future : the New York Southern Society, 1880-1900
Dalton, Timothy John, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Ayers, Edward, Department of History, University of Virginia
Ross, Dorothy, Department of History, University of Virginia
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.
MA (Master of Arts)
New York Southern Society, Southern States, 1865-, New York (N.Y.), Social life and customs
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