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The Early Humorous Tradition of the Lower Cape Fear, from the Lampoon of Old Silenus to the Early Worth of Johnson Jones Hooper

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In the colonial era, wit and humor was often the spontaneous product of active social discourse and usually were passed around as handwritten manuscripts through social classes. The wit and humor of the Lower Cape Fear originated as a way of communicating private and social pleasure throughout the region. Wilmington native Johnson Jones Hooper, a local humorist, was the first to transition from British style satire to the original American humor that would make him famous.
North Carolina Literary Review (NoCar PS 266 N8 N66x), Vol. Issue 9, 2000, p7-20, por