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By Henry James

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Confidence, one among Henry James’s early and lesser-known novels, is the captivating tale of a couple of yankee expatriates—an artist and a scientist—traveling in the course of the nice towns of Europe.

Romantic issues take place while the 2 outdated pals come across very assorted girls on their travels, proposals and rejections stick with, yet all ends fortunately for everybody.

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Thomas Hart Benton’s national racial myth, the myth of a common “Celtic-Anglo-Saxon” blood, was soon discarded by the South in favor of a sectional racial mythology that would explain in a seemingly rational and scientific manner both the distinctiveness and the superiority of the southern “race” in America. During the 1850s, as the South grew ever more alienated from the North, 28â•… Normans and Saxons a racial mythology that posited a southern inheritance of aristocratic Norman blood became irresistibly appealing to Dixie’s apologists.

They identified themselves—no doubt with varying degrees of intensity—with plantation culture. They may have been largely untouched by a polemical idea like the Norman race myth, but on the eve of the Civil War most of them would nevertheless have enthusiastically embraced a correlative idea: that in any prospective contest between North and South, southern blood would prove itself superior to the blood of skulking Yankee abolitionists. As the nation moved toward the fateful election of 1860, an article in Richmond’s influential Southern Literary Messenger joined the DeBow’s Review essay in blithely ignoring the South’s Scots-Irish cultural core and urging upon its readers the idea that the peoples of the northern and southern states represented uniform and starkly different races.

David Potter similarly observes that in 1861, southern and northern Americans generally shared pride in the accomplishments of the Revolution, a suspicion and hostility toward Europe, an orthodox Protestant theology, a commitment to hard work and success, a belief in progress and in technological advances, and a profound faith in America’s future destiny. ” William R. Taylor agrees that there were no absolute divisions between northerners and southerners. “Southerners,” he observes, “engaged in business, speculated on real estate, sought profits, lived in towns and cities, voted for the same national parties and subscribed to many of the same ideals and values as other Americans.

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