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By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa could Alcott’s little-known novella is an inventive examine of deception, betrayal, and the ruthless energy of a lady scorned.

When demure Scottish governess Jean Muir arrives at a prosperous family, the relatives couldn’t be extra extremely joyful with their younger new resident and locate themselves beguiled by way of her grace and sweetness. yet this hand over to her “innocent’ charms quickly units the boys quarreling for her awareness, with the ladies beside themselves with jealousy. thrilled together with her good fortune, omit Muir units her attractions at the maximum prize—but she has merely 3 days to assert victory sooner than the reality, at the back of her masks, should be exposed.

American novelist Louisa may well Alcott is better remembered for the perennially renowned Little Women.

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11 The third force in Southern politics drew on the rhetoric and some of the substance of the agrarian insurgency surviving the demise of Populism. The period from 1900 to World War II was the heyday of the Southern demagogue, who gathered "redneck" support by rhetorical attacks on the "big shots" and the blacks. Once in office these demagogues either sold out to the conservatives or pushed through mildly progressive reforms. Besides the demagogues there were authentic agrarian leaders such as Hugo Black in Alabama and especially Huey Long in Louisiana who kept the Populist spirit alive.

For Odum, the key to progress in race relations lay with the leadership of both races. Always a gradualist, he was instrumental in the founding of the Southern Regional Council. 0 At the University of Georgia, Odum took up what became the other focus of his scholarly writing—rural sociology. Odum's vision of regional reform and regeneration was informed by the New South spirit as well as the Progressive notion of social science in the service of the rationalization and organization of Southern rural life.

Many white Southerners professed relief that the "peculiar institution" of slavery was a thing of the past. 8 Its cotton was still in demand in the outside world. The plantation system, it turned out, could run quite well with "free" labor. In place of chattel slavery for blacks and freehold farming for middle-level and poorer whites came tenancy and sharecropping. If the small farmer did manage to hold onto his land in the grim years after 1865, he often was little better off than the sharecropper.

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