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Perfect Knowledge: Sympathetic Realism between the Rational and the Real

Christine Holbo

in Legal Realisms: The American Novel under Reconstruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190604547
eISBN:
9780190604561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604547.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Helen Hunt Jackson as an exemplary figure for the Reconstruction generation of American writers. Nurtured on the sympathetic universalism animating the antebellum realism of ... More


Building a Region

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the creation of Southern California as an American region within the context of post-Civil War reconstruction and the arrival of rail lines to the West. It first considers ... More


Conclusion

Maria A. Windell

in Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862338
eISBN:
9780191894886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862338.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Transamerican Sentimentalism concludes by returning to the 1880s and exploring how the mode translates not only across the US–Mexico border but also through language. The coda juxtaposes an 1878 ... More


The Public Consumption of Junípero Serra

Michael K. Komanecky

in Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295391
eISBN:
9780520968165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295391.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As Michael Komanecky reveals in Chapter 12, Serra’s notoriety was embodied and spread through a proliferation of largely laudatory images. Public representations of Serra and Spanish culture ... More


The Black Lector forging a radical revolution

Carmen E. Lamas

in The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198871484
eISBN:
9780191914393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the place of black Cubans in Cuba and the US during the 1880s and 1890s, as articulated through the life and works of Martín Morúa Delgado (1856–1910). The first black reader or ... More


The Invention of Junípero Serra and the “Spanish Craze”

Richard L. Kagan

in Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295391
eISBN:
9780520968165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295391.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As Richard Kagan shows in Chapter 11, in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, a “Spanish Craze” captured the imagination of boosters and developers from California to Florida. This craze ... More


Legal Realisms: The American Novel under Reconstruction

Christine Holbo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190604547
eISBN:
9780190604561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

U.S. historians have long considered the Civil War and its Reconstruction as a second American revolution. Literary scholars, however, have yet to show how fully these years revolutionized the ... More


Introduction

Christine Holbo

in Legal Realisms: The American Novel under Reconstruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190604547
eISBN:
9780190604561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction argues that the reconstruction of the American novel in the post-Civil War era had its roots in a confrontation with the legal remapping of the nation under the Fourteenth Amendment. ... More


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