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Washington’s Napkin: Claimants in Rome

Sarah Meer

in American Claimants: The Transatlantic Romance, c. 1820-1920

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812517
eISBN:
9780191894695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812517.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the origins of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun to his abandoned claimant novel (‘The Ancestral Footstep’), and argues that the novel transfers the inheritance theme to its ... More


Exhibiting the Slave Trade in England

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses artistic representations of slavery that were exhibited in Britain. These include Eyre Crowe’s paintings A Slave Sale in Charlestone [sic], South Carolina and Going South: A ... More


Abolitionism, Reform, and Philhellenic Rhetoric

Maureen Connors Santelli

in The Greek Fire: American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501715785
eISBN:
9781501715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715785.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the masterpiece of the American sculptor Hiram Powers, The Greek Slave, which addresses the way popular support for the Greeks changed political rhetoric in America, ... More


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