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Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Katy L. Chiles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Racial thought at the close of the eighteenth century differed radically from that of the nineteenth century, when the concept of race as a fixed biological category would emerge. Instead, many early ... More


Diabolical Enterprises and Abominable Superstitions: Islam and the Conceptualization of Finance in Early American Literature

Adam John Waterman

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This essay explores the representation of Islam in early American literature. While many scholars have read the Islamicate presence in early American fiction as indexing an Orientalist sensibility ... More


Boundaries and Paths: Storied Maps of the Virginia–North Carolina Dividing Line and Its Crossings

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 1 traces intersections between Indigenous maps in the early eighteenth-century colonial southeast and William Byrd II’s History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina ... More


The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Jeffrey Einboden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the ... More


Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Abram Van Engen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. It revises dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenges the ... More


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