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Hannah Griffitts (1727–1817)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Hannah Griffitts belonged to a network of women writers centered on Philadelphia during the eighteenth century. As a Quaker, she was raised in a tradition of gender egalitarianism. In 1768, Griffitts ... More


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


A Body Unembarrassed: Humoral Empowerment And Edenic Temperance

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New England colonists worked to perfect the humoral balance of both physical and figurative bodies. Early modern ethnology identified edenic temperance as the perfect physiological state, so New ... More


Translating Paradise: Hebrew, Herbert, Milton, Fox, And The Pursuit Of Linguistic Purity

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Because Francis Bacon and other Renaissance thinkers theorized that the encyclopedic knowledge and divinely denotative language of Adam were inseparably linked, the fifth chapter transitions from an ... More


Ethnic Novels and the Construction of the Multicultural Nation to 1870

John Lowe

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/9780195385359.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the role of the ethnic novel in creating a multicultural nation during the period up to 1870. It first considers fictional depictions of the US-Mexico War and how they shaped ... More


The City Mystery Novel

Scott Peeples

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/9780195385359.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the “city mystery” novel and its themes of vice and crime, along with corruption and poverty, set in large cities. It examines how the city mystery novel sensationalized city ... More


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