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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Timothy Sweet Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War . By Marrs Cody . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 192 pp. Cloth , $103.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 594–598.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Timothy Sweet The Civil War Dead and American Modernity . By Ian Finseth . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2018 . x, 286 pp. Cloth, $69.00 ; e-book available. Battle Lines: Poetry and Mass Media in the U.S. Civil War . By Eliza Richards . Philadelphia : Univ. of...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Elizabeth Young © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2010. xv, 330 pp. $45.00. Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America's Poet during the Lost Years of 1860– 1862. By Ted Genoways. Berkeley...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theo Hummer © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II . By Jennifer C. James. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. 324 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.50. Behind the Lines...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... U.S. from the Civil War through World War II. By James Dawes. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2002. viii, 308 pp. $39.95. Despite this nation’s revolutionary beginnings, literary criticism has gener- ally failed to recognize the centrality of violence and dissent to U.S. culture. Violence...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Brooke Hopkins John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. New York: Knopf. 2005. x, 578 pp. $35.00. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Alemán Book Reviews From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature. By Randall Fuller. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2011. x, 251 pp. $29.95. The Literatures of the US-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity. By Jaime Javier Rodríguez. Austin: Univ...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2009
...: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xii, 392 pp. Cloth, $62.50; paper, $25.00. From the Civil War to the Apocalypse: Postmodern History and American Fiction . By Timothy Parrish. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. x, 308 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $28.95. Book Reviews Freedom’s...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 633–636.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jane Anna Gordon The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War . By Smith Caleb . 2013 . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . xiii , 264 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book , $35.00 . Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2004
... resourcefulness of this indomitable ex-slave. Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War. By Lisa A. Long. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. 344 pp. $49.95. Mark Twain and Medicine: ‘‘Any Mummery Will Cure By K. Patrick Ober...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... of Minnesota Press. 2003. xl, 331 pp. Cloth, $63.95; paper, $22.95. Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 . By Sarah E. Gardner. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. x, 341 pp. $39.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous Monster of the Mind...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 192–193.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., State University of New York, Albany 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 196 of 246 A Voice of Thunder: A Black Soldier’s Civil War. By George E. Stephens. Ed. Donald Yacovone. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 1998. xxi, 350 pp. Cloth, $26.95...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 874.
Published: 01 December 2000
...). Catherine A. John, University of Oklahoma Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War. By Elizabeth Young. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1999. xvi, 389 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Kathleen Diffley By Alice Fahs. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2001. xi, 410 pp. $39.95. 2003 Reviews The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861–1865.By 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael C. Cohen Cohen excavates the social history of the contraband song, a genre of poetry and music popular during the American Civil War. Written in the voices of “contrabands,” former slaves living under the protection of the Union army, contraband songs emerged in the intersections of...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Cases . By Kristin Boudreau. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus. 2006. 292 pp. Paper, $20.00. Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature, 1852-1867 . By Deak Nabers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 234 pp. $49.95. Book Reviews Heartless...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2005
...] interdisciplinary discussion of unfamil- iar works Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Facing America: Iconography and the Civil War. By Shirley Samuels. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 186 pp. $49.95. Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind. By Linda Bolton. Baton...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2016
... case for the continued development of richly ecological accounts of the media worlds of American literature. Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance . By Garvey Ellen Gruber . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . x, 304 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Gregory Laski Abstract This essay reconsiders the politics of African American literature after the Civil War by focusing on revenge as a response to the wrong of slavery. Though forgiveness dominates literary and historical scholarship, I assemble an archive of real and imagined instances of...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 369–372.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Cynthia J. Davis American Niceness: A Cultural History . By Carrie Tirado Bramen . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2017 . 368 pp. Cloth, $ 45.00 . Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War . By John Mac Kilgore...