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1991

Women's History

Western Kentucky University

Etiquette for children and teenagers

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The Little Colonel: A Phenomenon In Popular Literary Culture, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel Apr 1991

The Little Colonel: A Phenomenon In Popular Literary Culture, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel

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Written by Annie Fellows Johnston (1863-1931), a set of twelve novels published between 1895 and 1912, influenced thousands of readers to emulate the main character, Lloyd Sherman, and her chums. As the rise of the “New Woman” found multi¬tudes of southern women fearful that such change would threaten the stability of the home, impressionable young readers idealized the Old South and accepted the selfless values which Johnston taught through the Little Colonel series. Drawing upon both her own experiences and those of her devoted audience, Johnston recorded life as she knew it and provides modern read¬ers with insight ...