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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 5: dialect writers (search)
orgia, 9 December, 1848,—a date now celebrated annually in all Georgia schools. It is a remarkable fact that the middle counties of Georgia have produced the most representative humorists of the South. Among those who were born or who at some time lived in this part of Georgia may be mentioned A. B. Longstreet, See also Book II, Chap. XIX. the author of Georgia scenes; Richard Malcolm Johnston, See also Book III. Chaos. IV and VI. the author of The Dukesborough tales; William Tappan Thompson, See also Book II, Chap. XIX. the author of Major Jones's courtship; and Harry Stillwell Edwards, the author of Two Runaways and other stories. In the same section were born the two poets Francis O. Ticknor, See also Book III, Chap. III. author of Little Giffen of Tennessee, and Sidney Lanier. See also Book III. Chap. IV. Middle Georgia was also before the war the most democratic part of the slaveholding states, a circumstance not without its influence upon the development