Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Hassold, Ernest C.
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Mallalieu, William C.
Autobiographies; Biography as a literary form; Biography; Kentucky--Biography--History and criticism; Kentucky; Criticism, interpretation, etc.
The purpose of this thesis is to trace the historical development of autobiographical writing in Kentucky; to analyze the literary and philosophical characteristics of these works and, by this means, to divide these writings into several categories; and, finally, to reveal by an interpretation of these autobiographies, certain cultural aspects of Kentucky life and society. As thus stated, the intentions of this study are several; but, actually, all these aims are inseparably related part. of a single general problem which is to investigate Kentucky autobiographical writing as a whole in order to better understand the individual works in that literature.
Keirce, William F., "Kentucky autobiography and Kentucky culture." (1948). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1981.