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Shelley Streeby; Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865; Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, 1722-1872; Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C.. American Literature 1 September 2007; 79 (3): 610–612. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00029831-2007-024