Johns Hopkins University Press
A literary look at Civil War-Era Society
James L Machor sets himself an impressive task: to read contemporary reviews of famous and forgotten authors as the gatekeepers and muses of antebellum literary culture. Machor applies what he calls “historical hermeneutics," which traces the dis....
"Reading Fiction in Antebellum America: Informed Response and Reception Histories, 1820-1865,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 13
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol13/iss3/29