Cavalier and Yankee : The Old South and American National Character.

By: Taylor, William RMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©1993Description: 1 online resource (395 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780195359510Subject(s): American literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism | Electronic books. -- local | National characteristics, American | Southern States -- Civilization -- 1775-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cavalier and Yankee : The Old South and American National CharacterDDC classification: 975.03 LOC classification: F213 -- .T39 1993Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Introduction -- PROLOGUE-Two Aristocracies: A Dialogue -- PART ONE: BEGINNINGS -- I: Crisis in the Old Order -- Innocence Abroad -- The New Provincialism -- The Southern Planter as Doomed Aristocrat -- Southern Mugwumps -- II: From Natural Aristocrat to Country Squire -- Thomas Jefferson Confronts the Legend -- A New Man -- The Legend Grows -- The Natural Aristocrat Takes to the Woods -- The Legendary Planter Gains Civilized Restraints -- III: Point Counterpoint: The Growth of the Southern Legend in the North -- The Age of Anxiety -- The Yankee Takes Cover -- The Transcendent Yankee and Society -- Daniel Webster and the Transcendence of Sectionalism -- The Yankee at Home and Abroad -- The Yankee Ethos in Limbo -- From Yankee to Southern Cavalier -- The Problem of American Gentility -- A Division of Labor -- PART TWO: THE SUSTAINING ILLUSION -- IV: Holding the Wolf by the Ears: The Plantation Setting and the Social Order -- The Plantation Legend and Southern Introspection -- From Hotspur to Hamlet -- The Plantation Becomes a Matriarchy -- The Origins of Southern Chivalry -- Women and Negroes: One and Inseparable -- V: A Squire of Change Alley: The Plantation Legend and the Aristocratic Impulse -- The Literary Origin of the Plantation Legend -- From Jest to Sentiment -- The Mythmaking Ethos -- The Cult of Chivalry and the New Imagination -- Literature and Aspiration -- VI: The Promised Land -- A Scotch-Irishman Takes Stock -- Whigs and Harmony -- Yankee and Cavalier -- From Whig Harmony to Cavalier Insurgency -- VII: A Northern Man of Southern Principles -- From Provincial to Citizen of the World -- A Southern Exposure -- Westward Ho! -- From Jackson to Randolph -- The Route to Insurgency -- VIII: Revolution in South Carolina -- The Spirit of '76 -- Toward Insurgency -- Thermidor -- The Vanishing Patriot -- From Falstaff to Hamlet.
IX: Whistling in the Dark -- Slavery and the Sentimental Revolution -- X: The Rage for Order -- The Virginia Frontiersman -- EPILOGUE-And the War Came -- The Southern Cavalier Redivivus -- Coda -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y.
Summary: William Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee was one of the most famous works of American history written in the 1960s. The book is an intellectual history of the South before the Civil War, the perception of it in the North, and the effect it had upon the nation in the years from 1800 to 1860. Firstpublished in 1961 and out of print for several years, Taylor's classic study remains essential to the study of the pre-Civil War South.
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Contents -- Introduction -- PROLOGUE-Two Aristocracies: A Dialogue -- PART ONE: BEGINNINGS -- I: Crisis in the Old Order -- Innocence Abroad -- The New Provincialism -- The Southern Planter as Doomed Aristocrat -- Southern Mugwumps -- II: From Natural Aristocrat to Country Squire -- Thomas Jefferson Confronts the Legend -- A New Man -- The Legend Grows -- The Natural Aristocrat Takes to the Woods -- The Legendary Planter Gains Civilized Restraints -- III: Point Counterpoint: The Growth of the Southern Legend in the North -- The Age of Anxiety -- The Yankee Takes Cover -- The Transcendent Yankee and Society -- Daniel Webster and the Transcendence of Sectionalism -- The Yankee at Home and Abroad -- The Yankee Ethos in Limbo -- From Yankee to Southern Cavalier -- The Problem of American Gentility -- A Division of Labor -- PART TWO: THE SUSTAINING ILLUSION -- IV: Holding the Wolf by the Ears: The Plantation Setting and the Social Order -- The Plantation Legend and Southern Introspection -- From Hotspur to Hamlet -- The Plantation Becomes a Matriarchy -- The Origins of Southern Chivalry -- Women and Negroes: One and Inseparable -- V: A Squire of Change Alley: The Plantation Legend and the Aristocratic Impulse -- The Literary Origin of the Plantation Legend -- From Jest to Sentiment -- The Mythmaking Ethos -- The Cult of Chivalry and the New Imagination -- Literature and Aspiration -- VI: The Promised Land -- A Scotch-Irishman Takes Stock -- Whigs and Harmony -- Yankee and Cavalier -- From Whig Harmony to Cavalier Insurgency -- VII: A Northern Man of Southern Principles -- From Provincial to Citizen of the World -- A Southern Exposure -- Westward Ho! -- From Jackson to Randolph -- The Route to Insurgency -- VIII: Revolution in South Carolina -- The Spirit of '76 -- Toward Insurgency -- Thermidor -- The Vanishing Patriot -- From Falstaff to Hamlet.

IX: Whistling in the Dark -- Slavery and the Sentimental Revolution -- X: The Rage for Order -- The Virginia Frontiersman -- EPILOGUE-And the War Came -- The Southern Cavalier Redivivus -- Coda -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y.

William Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee was one of the most famous works of American history written in the 1960s. The book is an intellectual history of the South before the Civil War, the perception of it in the North, and the effect it had upon the nation in the years from 1800 to 1860. Firstpublished in 1961 and out of print for several years, Taylor's classic study remains essential to the study of the pre-Civil War South.

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