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Abolitionist Geographies

Abolitionist Geographies

Martha Schoolman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of ... More

The Adman in the ParlorMagazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

Ellen Gruber Garvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108224
eISBN:
9780199855070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108224.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores a reader's interactions with advertising during a period when not only consumption but advertising itself became established as a pleasure. The book argues that participation in ... More

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Carol J. Singley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American literature abounds with orphans who experience adoption or placements that resemble adoption. These stories do more than recount the adventures of children living away from home. They tell ... More

American BloodThe Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Holly Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

American Blood foregrounds a culture-wide struggle over the definition and value of the family in the nineteenth-century United States. This study offers a new vision of the American ... More

The American ClassicsA Personal Essay

The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Denis Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a “classic”? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? This book ... 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 Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

Alan Marshall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561926
eISBN:
9780191721663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The purpose of this book is to examine the nature of democratic thought and expression in American experimental poetry, from Walt Whitman in the mid-nineteenth century to George Oppen and Frank ... 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

American SympathyMen, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation

American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation

Caleb Crain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083323
eISBN:
9780300133677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book weaves together literary criticism and historical narrative to describe the strong friendships between men that supported and inspired some of America's greatest writing—the Gothic novels ... More

American TerrorThe Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Paul Hurh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American Terror interrogates the origins, contexts, and significance of the distinctive tone of terror within a major strain of early and nineteenth-century American literature. Contrary to critical ... More

AnglophiliaDeference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Elisa Tamarkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American ... More

Atlantic CitizensNineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Leslie Eckel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This rediscovery of the bold cosmopolitan activism and professional literary adventures of six American writers argues that antebellum authors never imagined ‘America’ without thinking of other ... More

The Author-CatClemens's Life in Fiction

The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Forrest G. Robinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At the end of his long life, Samuel Clemens felt driven to write a truthful account of what he regarded as the flaws in his character and the errors of his ways. His attempt to tell the unvarnished ... More

Beautiful DemocracyAesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Russ Castronovo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The photographer and reformer Jacob Riis once wrote, “I have seen an armful of daisies keep the peace of a block better than a policeman and his club.” Riis was not alone in his belief that beauty ... More

Black PrometheusRace and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Jared Hickman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book addresses the specific conditions under and the pointed implications with which an ancient story about different orders of gods dueling over the fate of humanity became such a prominent ... More

The Body of PropertyAntebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Chad Luck

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

What does it mean to own something? How does a thing become mine? Liberal philosophy since John Locke has championed the salutary effects of private property but has avoided the more difficult ... More

Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Joanna Levin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760836
eISBN:
9780804772549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores the construction and emergence of “Bohemia” in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, la vie bohème ... More

British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

Jude Piesse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198752967
eISBN:
9780191814433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752967.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, American, 19th Century Literature

This book examines the literary culture of Victorian mass settler emigration as it circulated across a broad range of contemporary periodicals. It argues that the Victorian periodical was an ... More

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Ian Finseth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190848347
eISBN:
9780190848378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Tracing the Civil War dead’s representational afterlife acroᶊ an array of historical, visual, and literary documents from 1861 to 1914, this book shows that they played a central, complex, and ... More

Consciousness and CultureEmerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralp Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also ... More

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