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Law and Its Limits in Albion Tourgée’s Bricks without Straw

Kate Masur

in Cannons and Codes: Law, Literature, and America's Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197509371
eISBN:
9780197509401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509371.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Tourgée’s novel explores the challenges posed by the wartime abolition of slavery in the United States and the federal government’s attempt to impose a new legal order on the southern states. The ... More


Tourgée: Margin and Center

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reviews Albion W. Tourgée publications, particularly his A Fool's Errand and Bricks without Straw, the themes of his novels had few admitted followers among mainstream authors. Although ... More


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