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Speculative FictionsExplaining the Economy in the Early United States

Speculative Fictions: Explaining the Economy in the Early United States

Elizabeth Hewitt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198859130
eISBN:
9780191891694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Placing Alexander Hamilton at the center of American literary history, Speculative Fictions recasts the bitter partisan feud over Hamilton’s fiscal policies of the early 1790s as a literary debate ... More

Vicarious NarrativesA Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Jeanne M. Britton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In 1759, Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments defines sympathy as a series of shifts in perspective by which one sees from a different point of view. British and French novels published over the ... More

Slavery and the Making of Early American LibrariesBritish Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Sean D. Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836377
eISBN:
9780191873621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Early American libraries stood at the nexus of two transatlantic branches of commerce—the book trade and the slave trade. Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries bridges the study of these ... More

Exorbitant EnlightenmentBlake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Alexander Regier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Exorbitant Enlightenment offers new ways to think about eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture. It brings into focus a constellation of relatively unknown, pre-1790s ... More

The Puritan CosmopolisThe Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Nan Goodman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book traces the emergence of a sense of kinship with and belonging to a larger, more inclusive world within the law and literature of late seventeenth-century Puritanism. Connected to this ... 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

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

Spectacular MenRace, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage

Spectacular Men: Race, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage

Sarah E. Chinn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190653675
eISBN:
9780190653705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653675.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In this book, I use theatrical texts to trace the development of various models of white masculinity in the years between the establishment of the United States of America and the Jacksonian era of ... 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

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

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