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date: 18 September 2019

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This article examines regionalism in nineteenth-century American literature, focusing on the Ladies' Home Journal. It analyzes the journal's commentary on literature and literary culture during a period corresponding to regionalism's prominence, from the periodical's founding in 1883 through the turn of the century. The article explores what authors and readers think about the impact of reading on the formation of social bonds.

Keywords: regionalism, American literature, Ladies' Home Journal, literary culture, reading, social bonds

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