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An American Tale

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on James Fenimore Cooper's second book The Spy. It explains that this book was a tale of national origins and suggests that his designs on the English reading public indicates ... More


Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Jason Berger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the antebellum years, the Western world’s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. This book explores ... More


A Better Book

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the career shift of James Fenimore Cooper to writing. It discusses the challenges faced by his business ventures which were compounded by the death of his father and his brother ... More


Bewitching Sea

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents the sea narratives of James Fenimore Cooper and the novel, White-Jacket by Herman Melville to discuss how sea narratives engenders desire for fantastic and unruly ... More


Continental Divide

Andy Doolen

in Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199348626
eISBN:
9780199348640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 compares the expansionist aesthetics of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie (1827) and Timothy Flint’s Recollections of Ten Years in the Mississippi Valley, a well-received travel narrative ... More


The Crater and the Master’s Reign: Cooper’s “Floating Imperium”

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper’s The Crater; or, Vulcan’s Peak: A Tale of the Pacific to discuss antebellum maritime narratives that provoke fantasies, reflecting the transition of ... More


Deliberative Fictions

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/9780226311302.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on deliberative fictions which offered the writers of the early republic a textual laboratory where they could sketch the potential and limits of deliberative democracy. It ... More


Epilogue: The Edenic Inheritance

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/9780199998142.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The epilogue traces the influence of New England’s edenic influence on the formation of American identity by way of Benjamin Franklin, a Freemason who adopted and adapted edenic ideals in ways that ... More


Evangelizing the Indians under Manifest Destiny in Cooper’s The Oak Openings

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Oak Openings is examined thoroughly in this chapter. The novel looks at the fictional missionary life of Parson Amen. The novel, which was written during the Mexican ... More


Fenimore Farm

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper's establishment of the Fenimore Farm in Otsego, New York. It explains that Cooper established his sheep farm on the sixty-five acre land and discusses the ... More


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