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Witness to ReconstructionConstance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894$
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Kathleen Diffley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030253

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.001.0001

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Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Origins of the Global South

Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Origins of the Global South

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Witness to Reconstruction

John Lowe

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter creates an expansive view of the Caribbean as another Mediterranean with its own Ottoman Empires and yet, thanks to Woolson, with an early sense of hemispheric connectedness. The result is a transformative return to Woolson’s Great Lakes “islands” as well as a vision of Florida dubbed as “ the crossroads of culture,” a matter of some moment for a transnational writer who would later embrace Europe.

Keywords:   Caribbean, Mediterranean, Great Lakes islands, Florida

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