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Genealogical Fictions: Melville and Hannah Crafts in Hawthorne's House

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents an examination of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, Melville's Pierre, and Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative—all of which can be read as responses to the ... More


Living parchments, human documents: passing, racial identity and the literary marketplace

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on contemporary fiction that deploys passing plots in order to consider the act of writing, in particular, examining texts which invoke passing at both a narrative and ... More


Novel by an American Slave

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details the process of examining the authenticity of a manuscript, purchased at an auction, with the title page, “The Bondwoman's Narrative / By Hannah Crafts / A Fugitive Slave / ... More


Conclusion: Reading Hannah Crafts in the Twenty-First Century

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter turns to a new, yet old, slave fiction: Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative(2002). According to its editor, the novel was written by a female fugitive slave in the 1850s, ... More


Radical Pet Keeping: Crafts, Wilson, and Living with Others in the Anthropocene

Michelle C. Neely

in Against Sustainability: Reading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288229
eISBN:
9780823290307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288229.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter four explores radical pet keeping, an unlikely environmentalism keyed to the strengths and the weaknesses of the Anthropocene proposal. The first part of the chapter examines how figures of ... More


Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and ... More


Head: Writing the African American Portrait

Sarah Blackwood

in The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652597
eISBN:
9781469652610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the cultural significance of portraiture for nineteenth-century Black American writers. It argues that many Black writers engaged with portraiture in their texts to both ... More


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