On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, marking the end of the American Civil War. The idea of the south is a unique cultural aspect of America that stands alone. Southern literature stands out among American literature, being noted for authors wrestling with the the influence of Christian traditions, economic hardship, rural life, and the region’s past economic dependency of human slavery. One of the most famous examples of these genre of American Literature is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. It is an example of the white perspective of the Civil War with its white protagonist from a plantation-owning family trying to survive in the middle of the Civil War’s devastation to their way of life. It won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Gone and the second annual National Book Award from the American Booksellers Association.

Book Title: Gone with the Wind

Book Author: Margaret Mitchell

ISBN Number: 0446675539

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