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Counterfeit States: Bootleg Currency and Postrevolutionary American Property

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks to overlapping discussions of American economic health and growth to present a complex story about the circulation of currency as well as the circulation of late-eighteenth century ... More


The Transformation, the Self Devoted, and the Dead Recalled: Sympathy in Brown's Fiction

Caleb Crain

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083323
eISBN:
9780300133677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of three of Charles Brockden Brown's novels as parables of deformed sympathy. These are Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly.


Sight and the City

Wendy Bellion

in Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833889.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how eighteen-year-old Arthur Mervyn encountered a world that confounded his senses. Raised on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, some forty-five miles to the south, Mervyn was a ... More


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