George Washington Cable, compared in his lifetime to Dickens and Daudet and praised in Moscow as a disciple of Turgenev, was more than a local colorist of Creole days in New Orleans. He was a crusader as well—and a crusader for a dangerously unpopular cause. Originally published in 1956 by Duke University Press, this biography won the Charles S. Sydnor Award given by the Southern Historical Association for the best book in Southern History over a two-year period.
Arlin Turner (1909 - 1980) was James B. Duke Professor Emeritus, Duke University, and former editor of American Literature.
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