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Adoption Nation: Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Hendrick Aupaumut, and the Boundaries of Familial Feeling

Mark Rifkin

in When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 explores the ways the early-nineteenth-century ascendance of (white) marital privacy as a metonym for national identity was contested by non-natives. Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie ... More


Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Domestic and National Narratives

James L. Machor

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the works of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, one of the leading novelists of antebellum America. In particular, it discusses Sedgwick’s domestic and national narratives, which include ... More


Walter Scott and the American Historical Novel

Fiona Robertson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores the complications of Walter Scott’s role in the fictionalization of America’s past. It begins by discussing Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s 1835 tale The Linwoods; or, “Sixty Years ... More


The Literary Sketch and British Atlantic Regionalism

Juliet Shields

in Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 reads the early nineteenth-century emergence of the literary sketch as a response to metropolitan England’s continuing cultural authority in the British Atlantic world. The literary ... More


“Great Cause to Mourn”: The Complexity of The Book of Mormon’s Presentation of Gender and Race

Kimberly M. Berkey and Joseph M. Spencer

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

As is often noted, The Book of Mormon attaches normative value to whiteness and generally ignores women’s spirituality. This essay insists, however, that the book’s presentation of gender and race ... More


Women’s Novels and the Gendering of Genius

Renée Bergland

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on novels written by women in the United States from 1790 to 1870, with special reference to the issues of female genius, assertiveness, and “self-dependence” that challenge the ... More


The Persistence of Domestic Labor

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Despite the celebration of home’s isolation from the public world of paid labor and commerce, the two realms remained intertwined. This chapter looks beyond the ideal home to explore the ongoing ... More


Novels of Faith and Doubt in a Changing Culture

Caroline Levander

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the link between the development of American religion and the emergence of the American novel in the period 1820–1870. More specifically, it considers the use of literary ... More


Studying Nature in the Antebellum Novel

Timothy Sweet

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the American novel’s preoccupation with nature during the antebellum period. More specifically, it explores the themes addressed by the novel to tackle the human-nature ... More


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