Avainsana-arkisto: etelävaltiot

Materiaalinen 1800-luku, osa I

Anna Koivusalo: ”The Man Who Started the American Civil War: Southern Honor, Emotion, and James Chesnut, Jr.” Lectio praecursoria 3.6.2017.

This study examines honor and honorable emotional expressions in the nineteenth-century American South. I argue that honor was a behavior that facilitated emotional expression in three ways: recognizing acceptable emotions; navigating in society by expressing acceptable emotions; and identifying and achieving life goals. This can be seen in the life and political career of James Chesnut, Jr. (1815-1885), a prominent southern statesman.