Includes bibliographical references (pages -177) and index.
1. John Taylor and the Image of the Good Society -- 2. John Randolph and the Politics of Disappointment -- 3. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker and the Historical Romance of the Future -- 4. George Fitzhugh Among the Cannibals: Sociology and the South -- 5. Joseph Glover Baldwin and the Language of Virtue -- Conclusion: After the Lost War.
In a group of five biographical and critical sketches that cover the period from 1810 to 1861, John M. Grammer explores the process by which 'the South' was created as a concept in American culture.