By Timothy J. Williams
Every point of pupil existence is taken into account, from the formal lecture room and the colourful curriculum of non-public literary societies to scholars' own relationships with one another, their households, younger ladies, and faculty slaves. In each one of those components, Williams sheds new mild at the cultural and highbrow background of younger southern males, and within the approach dispels generally held misunderstandings of southern historical past. Williams's clean standpoint finds that scholars of this period produced a exceedingly southern kind of highbrow masculinity and adulthood that laid the basis for the formula of the post–Civil battle South.
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