Bradford also edited a number of important books: a collection of Andrew Lytle's essays, titled From Eden to Babylon: The Social and Political Essays of Andrew Nelson Lytle (1990); the first collection of critical essays on Lytle's work, The Form Discovered: Essays on the Achievement of Andrew Lytle (1973); and the book that Richard Weaver, another student of Davidson as well as of John Crowe Ransom, had made out of his dissertation, The Southern Tradition at Bay: A History of Postbellum
Scholars of the postbellum
landscape frame the efforts of emerging black Baptist churches as the pursuit of self-help, respectability, and social uplift.
She examines the ways that church membership and reading were often overlapping activities for postbellum
-period girls, the community functions of women's antebellum benevolence organizations, the backlash against women speaking or preaching in church, and the emergence of postbellum
organizations that gave women a voice in moral and political issues like temperance and abolition, as well as girls' reading habits, the conflicts between educational and novel reading, and parents' worries and desires to use reading to ensure proper behavior.
authors such as Cromwell, William Henry Crogman and Pauline Hopkins wrote histories that skillfully incorporated the quintessentially late nineteenth-century ideas of "progress" and "civilization.
Another chapter, a comparison of representative postbellum
works by Joaquin Miller and Augustin Daly, picks up the thread of ideological challenge embedded within the framework of mainstream popular entertainment by suggesting that in the post-Civil War period, representations of the frontier could easily have tipped one way or another, that is, into both celebration of imperialist expansion and criticism of it.
Euromance of Reunion: Sir Walter Scott, Italy, and Tourism in Postbellum
America," Kaye Wierzbicki, Harvard University
Sylvia Dubois (Now 116 Years Old), A Biography of the Slave Who Whipped Her Mistress and Gained her Freedom (1883) is a postbellum
narrative that stresses Dubois's agency and oral power.
The authors conclude, however, that The Long Hot Summer is finally "no more representative of the full range of the playwright's mature vision of his homeland than it was authentically Faulknerian in its entirely untragic evocation of postbellum
Byung-tae Kim considers the effect of the Korean War on the development of Chinese and Korean churches, pro-Communist versus anti-Communist, in the postbellum
The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum
government's wars have yielded the net result that Americans enjoy fewer liberties in the postbellum
era than they enjoyed in the antebellum era.
Lanier thus participates in what Kerkering identifies, in the title to his chapter on Lanier, Whitman, Dvorak, and Du Bois, as "the music of racial identity"; the "Centennial Meditation" idealizes a postbellum
America united through the sounds of white, Anglo-Saxon tradition (much as, across the Atlantic, conservative poet William Edmondstoune Aytoun believed the ballad form might unify a British public that, in the wake of Chartism, seemed otherwise at loggerheads).