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Race Citizenship and Law in American Literature

Race  Citizenship  and Law in American Literature Author Gregg D. Crane
ISBN-10 0521010934
Release 2002-01-24
Pages 299
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Examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature.



Time Tense and American Literature

Time  Tense  and American Literature Author Cindy Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781107099876
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 190
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This book examines canonical American authors who employ a range of tenses to tell a story that has already taken place.



Nineteenth Century American Women s Novels

Nineteenth Century American Women s Novels Author Susan K. Harris
ISBN-10 0521382882
Release 1990-05-25
Pages 236
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This study proposes interpretive strategies for nineteenth-century American women's novels. Harris contends that women in the nineteenth century read subversively, 'processing texts according to gender based imperatives'. Beginning with Susannah Rowson's best-selling seduction novel Charlotte Temple (1791), and ending with Willa Cather's O Pioneers! (1913), Harris scans white, middle-class women's writing throughout the nineteenth century. In the process she both explores reading behaviour and formulates a literary history for mainstream nineteenth-century American women's fiction. Through most of the twentieth century, women's novels of the earlier period have been denigrated as conventional, sentimental, and overwritten. Harris shows that these conditions are actually narrative strategies, rooted in cultural imperatives and, paradoxically, integral to the later development of women's texts that call for women's independence. Working with actual women's diaries and letters, Harris first shows what contemporary women sought from the books they read. She then applies these reading strategies to the most popular novels of the period, proving that even the most apparently retrograde demonstrate their heroines' abilities to create and control areas culturally defined as male.



Literary Executions

Literary Executions Author John Cyril Barton
ISBN-10 9781421413327
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 344
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"In Literary Executions, John Barton analyzes nineteenth-century representations of, responses to, and arguments for and against the death penalty in the United States. The author creates a generative dialogue between artistic relics and legal history. Novels, short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction engage with legislative reports, trial transcripts, legal documents, newspaper and journal articles, treatises, and popular books (like The Record of Crimes and The Gallows, the Prison, and the Poor House), all of which participated in the debate over capital punishment. Barton focuses on several canonical figures--James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lydia Maria Child, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Theodore Dreiser--and offers new readings of their work in light of the death penalty controversy. Barton also gives close attention to a host of then-popular-but-now-forgotten writers--particularly John Neal, Slidell MacKenzie, William Gilmore Simms, Sylvester Judd, and George Lippard--whose work helped shape or was in turn shaped by the influential anti-gallows movement. As illustrated in the book's epigraph by Samuel Johnson -- "Depend upon it Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully" -- Barton argues that the high stakes of capital punishment dramatize the confrontation between the citizen-subject and sovereign authority. In bringing together the social and the aesthetic, Barton traces the emergence of the modern State's administration of lawful death. The book is intended primarily for literary scholars, but cultural and legal historians will also find value in it, as will anyone interested in the intersections among law, culture, and the humanities"--



Race Work and Desire in American Literature 1860 1930

Race  Work  and Desire in American Literature  1860 1930 Author Michele Birnbaum
ISBN-10 0521824257
Release 2003-11-20
Pages 195
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Michele Birnbaum examines representations of interracial work bonds in fiction and literary correspondence by black and white authors and artists.



Race Work and Desire in American Literature 1860 1930

Race  Work  and Desire in American Literature  1860 1930 Author Michele Birnbaum
ISBN-10 0521824257
Release 2003-11-20
Pages 195
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Michele Birnbaum examines representations of interracial work bonds in fiction and literary correspondence by black and white authors and artists.



Race Slavery and Liberalism in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Race  Slavery  and Liberalism in Nineteenth Century American Literature Author Arthur Riss
ISBN-10 9781139458443
Release 2006-08-17
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Moving boldly between literary analysis and political theory, contemporary and antebellum US culture, Arthur Riss invites readers to rethink prevailing accounts of the relationship between slavery, liberalism, and literary representation. Situating Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass at the center of antebellum debates over the person-hood of the slave, this 2006 book examines how a nation dedicated to the proposition that 'all men are created equal' formulates arguments both for and against race-based slavery. This revisionary argument promises to be unsettling for literary critics, political philosophers, historians of US slavery, as well as those interested in the link between literature and human rights.



The Origins of American Literature Studies

The Origins of American Literature Studies Author Elizabeth Renker
ISBN-10 9781139469043
Release 2007-10-18
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Although American literature is a standard subject in the American college curriculum, a century ago few people thought it should be taught there. Elizabeth Renker uncovers the complex historical process through which American literature overcame its image of aesthetic and historical inferiority to become an important field for academic study and research. Renker's extensive original archival research focuses on four institutions of higher education serving distinct regional, class, race and gender populations. She argues that American literature's inferior image arose from its affiliation with non-elite schools, teachers and students, and that it had to overcome this social identity in order to achieve status as serious knowledge. Renker's revisionary analysis is an important contribution to the intellectual history of the United States and will be of interest to anyone studying, teaching or researching American literature.



Letter and the Spirit of Nineteenth Century American Literature

Letter and the Spirit of Nineteenth Century American Literature Author Thomas Loebel
ISBN-10 9780773572317
Release 2005-01-12
Pages 304
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Moving back to the trial of Anne Hutchinson in Puritan Massachusetts and the captivity narrative of Mary Rowlandson in order to analyse theo-political signification, Loebel provides a new context for examining the politically performative function of language in such texts as "The Scarlet Letter," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and "Waiting for the Verdict." He also argues, however, that a specific theo-logic manifests itself in the political rhetoric of the nation, such that the afterlife of the "New Jerusalem" resonates not just in the "Blessings of Liberty" enshrined in the Constitution but also in the shift from a religious understanding of union with Jesus to that of the Union of States as a nation. Loebel compares unionist and confederate discourse, opening up new ways of theorising representation as a political, theological, legal, and literary issue that has continued currency both in twentieth-century literature and in the political discourse of America's global vision, such as the "axis of evil" and the "new world order." Anyone interested in American literature and culture will view the relationship between ethics and justice differently after reading this book.



Race American Literature and Transnational Modernisms

Race  American Literature and Transnational Modernisms Author Anita Patterson
ISBN-10 9781139470858
Release 2008-04-10
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Modernist poetry crosses racial and national boundaries. The emergence of poetic modernism in the Americas was profoundly shaped by transatlantic contexts of empire-building and migration. In this ambitious book, Anita Patterson examines cross-currents of influence among a range of American, African American and Caribbean authors. Works by Whitman, Poe, Eliot, Pound and their avant-garde contemporaries served as a heritage for black poets in the US and elsewhere in the New World. In tracing these connections, Patterson argues for a renewed focus on intercultural and transnational dialogue in modernist studies. This bold and imaginative work of transnational literary and historical criticism sets canonical American figures in fascinating contexts and opens up readings of Langston Hughes, Derek Walcott, and Aime Cesaire. This book will be of interest to scholars of American and African American literature, modernism, postcolonial studies, and Caribbean literature.



The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature Author John Morán González
ISBN-10 9781316872208
Release 2018-02-22
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The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.



Early Native American Writing

Early Native American Writing Author Helen Jaskoski
ISBN-10 0521555272
Release 1996-11-28
Pages 238
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A collection of essays discussing early American Indian authors.



America History and Life

America  History and Life Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133520721
Release 2007
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.



Journal of American studies

Journal of American studies Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4928605
Release 2002
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Journal of American studies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of American studies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of American studies book for free.



The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U S Culture

The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U S  Culture Author Amy Kaplan
ISBN-10 0674017595
Release 2005
Pages 260
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Kaplan shows how U.S. imperialism--from "Manifest Destiny" to the "American Century"--has profoundly shaped key elements of American culture at home, and how the struggle for power over foreign peoples and places has disrupted the quest for domestic order. In literature, journalism, film, political speeches, and legal documents, Kaplan traces the undeniable connections between American efforts to quell anarchy abroad and the eruption of such anarchy at the heart of the empire.



The Old Religion in a New World

The Old Religion in a New World Author Mark A. Noll
ISBN-10 0802849482
Release 2002
Pages 340
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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel



Nineteenth century Literature

Nineteenth century Literature Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067520984
Release 1986
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.