Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1983. Hardcover. "Fred Hobson explores the southern urge toward self-examination, the seeming compulsion of southern writers to discuss their region—some defending it, others damning it. He focuses on fourteen practitioners of the southern genre of regional confession who wrote between 1850 and 1970, showing how they—in many cases linking their own destinies with the fate of the South—produced deeply felt, impassioned books that sought to explain the region to outsiders as well as to fellow southerners, and perhaps most of all to themselves." Very Good+ / Very Good+. Item #7757
Tall octavo, 391 pp. Maroon cloth. From the personal library of Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln biographer and historian David Herbert Donald. No ownership ink or bookplates. Clean, unmakred copy in like dust jacket.