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Feeling Free in Medieval America

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines another antebellum appropriation of ancient English history in the figure of the “Black Saxon.” Abolitionist intellectuals such as Frederick Douglass and Lydia Maria Child ... More


Henry Timrod’s Global Confederacy

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Henry Timrod’s 1860 “The Cotton Boll” and 1861 “Ethnogenesis,” two poems that effectively disarticulate Confederate nationhood from the westwardly expanding mythos of ... More


Doubting Transformable Race: Equiano, Brackenridge, and the Textuality of Natural History

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 discusses how Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry question the limits of what some saw as the beneficial aspects of transformable race and ... More


The Politics and Aesthetics of Deliberation

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses the politics and aesthetics of deliberation. It states that the aesthetics of deliberation evolved in tandem with its politics. Henry Clay contributed to the evolution of ... More


Love of Country

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 7 takes up about 1769 to 1775, important years in the evolution of Franklin’s ideas about three matters: that agriculture rather than commerce was the foundation of a nation’s well-being; ... More


George Washington vs. The Phantom: Rival Sovereigns and Long Eighteenth-Century Insurrection

Michelle Sizemore

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190627539
eISBN:
9780190627553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627539.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines two competing forms of sovereign representation against the backdrop of the Whiskey Rebellion. In the new federal republic, George Washington served as a unifying symbol of the ... More


Introduction: Black Classicism in the American Empire

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This introduction situates the study within the fields of classical receptions, black classicism, and African American cultural studies. Drawing on postcolonial critical insights into classical ... More


In Plain Sight: Slavery and the Architecture of Democracy

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter elaborates three primary elements of “black classicism” that African American writers, editors, and activists would develop in relation to dominant modes of classicism and monumental ... More


Measuring Caribbean Aesthetics

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter Two shows that population thinking was a central concern within Caribbean sugar colonies. It explores how slavery fostered new forms of human accounting, and reveals the storytelling inherent ... More


The Scarlet Letter

Monika Elbert

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 historical fiction The Scarlet Letter: A Romance. It first considers Henry James’s opinion of The Scarlet Letter before discussing the ... More


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