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America’s EnglandAntebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

America’s England examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America in ... More

American EnchantmentRituals of the People in the Post-Revolutionary World

American Enchantment: Rituals of the People in the Post-Revolutionary World

Michelle Sizemore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190627539
eISBN:
9780190627553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627539.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book investigates the post-revolutionary rituals and discourses of enchantment, a category of mystical experience uniquely capable of producing new forms of popular power and social affiliation. ... More

American Spaces of ConversionThe Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Andrea Knutson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study examines how the concept of conversion and specifically the legacy of the doctrine of preparation, as articulated in Puritan Reformed theology and transplanted to the Massachusetts Bay ... More

The Architecture of ConceptsThe Historical Formation of Human Rights

The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Maria Boletsi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which “civilization” ... More

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

A literary biography of Franklin’s writings on the British Empire and its relationship to the British North America, this book assesses Franklin’s intellectual life by examining his writings on ... More

Counting BodiesPopulation in Colonial American Writing

Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More

Empire of RuinBlack Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

John Levi Barnard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book traces the development of a critical practice within African American literature, art, and activism that identifies and critiques the widespread appropriation of classical tradition to the ... More

Episodic PoeticsPolitics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Matthew Garrett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199346530
eISBN:
9780199346554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346530.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Episodic Poetics merges social and political history with narrative theory to explain the early American fascination with the piecemeal plot across the period’s major genres of prose ... More

Far-Fetched FactsThe Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Neil Rennie

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book is an essay in the history of the literature of travel, real and imaginary, from classical times, via the early accounts of the New World, to the accounts of the South Sea Islands that lay ... More

Generous MistakesIncidents of Error in Henry James

Generous Mistakes: Incidents of Error in Henry James

Michael Anesko

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198794882
eISBN:
9780191836404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

By combining the techniques of textual criticism and the insights of close reading, Generous Mistakes offers new perspectives not only on two of Henry James’s major novels (The Portrait of a Lady and ... More

The Grand Chorus of ComplaintAuthors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

Michael J. Everton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751785
eISBN:
9780199896936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

When Lord Byron toasted Napoleon for summarily executing a bookseller and when American satirist Fitz-Greene Halleck picketed his New York publisher for trying to starve him, both writers were taking ... More

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Sandra M. Gustafson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. This book combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current ... More

Inventing EdenPrimitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Inventing Eden builds on recent environmental criticism to chart the ways in which colonial New England writers replaced their initial topographical optimism with an interest in recovering the ... More

Literature IncorporatedThe Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

John O'Brien

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book treats the business corporation as an imaginative construct, a fiction that informs other fictions and exerts agency in the world. The book uses literary texts--novels, plays, poetry--as ... More

Mania for FreedomAmerican Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

John Mac Kilgore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. While this statement may read like an innocuous truism today, the claim would have been controversial in the ... More

Manifesting AmericaThe Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387179
eISBN:
9780199866786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387179.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The book explores the creation and extension of U.S. jurisdiction in the antebellum period, particularly over Native Americans and former Mexicans. It examines how U.S. law recodes the identities and ... More

Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 5: The American Novel to 1870

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

J. Gerald Kennedy and Leland S. Person (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The American Revolution and the Civil War bracket roughly eight decades of formative change in a republic created in 1776 by a gesture that was both rhetorical and performative. The subsequent ... More

Protocols of LibertyCommunication Innovation and the American Revolution

Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

William B. Warner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the political initiative through a set of interrelated innovations in communication. To ... More

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