Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Louis Salomon, Gordon Wilson, Lee Jones, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this thesis is to study the original background and influences of the Little Colonel Series, their wide popularity, and the criticisms made by friends and critics. In my research work it soon became evident that Mrs. Johnston's own life and observations played too great a part in her books to be omitted; so two full chapters of her life have preceded the study of the series.


Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Literature in English, North America | Women's Studies