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Nineteenth-Century American Literature and History: Ohio Valley and the South


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Introduction: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and History: The Ohio Valley and the South

Introduction: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and History: The Ohio Valley and the South

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and History provides a comprehensive study of the geographic area known as the Trans-Mississippi West, including the "Old Southwest" and Texas. It includes selected titles from Dr. J. Christian Bays bibliography Three Handfuls of Western Books, and other material with an emphasis on late 19th-century imprints. It is an invaluable resource for the study of 19th-century Americana.

The early poets, novelists, essayists and scholars of Americas first frontier, the Trans-Allegheny West and the Deep South, provided the basic source material for this collection (Ohio Valley and the South) of 19th-century cultural, social, economic, religious and scientific history. The major emphasis of the collection is on literary works. Ralph Rusk and other students of Middle Western and Southern history who had access to the 19th-century collections of the great libraries created this rare collection.