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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... City, 1821 Luis Iglesias, Sonia Di Loreto, Jeffrey Scraba, and Sandra Young In 1821 a small theater opened in New York City, billing itself as the American Theatre but known to most New Yorkers only as the African Theatre. After playing with frequent interruptions, it...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jennifer Rae Greeson Duke University Press 2001 Jennifer Rae The ‘‘Mysteries and Miseries’’ of North Carolina: Greeson New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life of a...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Sonstegard Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940 . By Christoph Lindner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $30.95 ; e-book available. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2009
... American Episcopal Church, 1865–1900 . By Julius H. Bailey. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2005. xii, 151 pp. $59.95. Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City . By Craig D. Townsend. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 242 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Gregg Mitman describe as “community” ecology. Later, postwar urbanists such as Jane Jacobs would draw on the authority of community ecology to reckon with the physical and social transformations then being carried out within New York City's urban renewal programs. Offering scientific evidence of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques of...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... voices of children, slaves, and other marginalized people. Duane recovers and analyzes the records of the New York African Free School in the 1810s and 1820s, an archive that features the work of the first generation of black children to inherit freedom in New York City. She argues that the scripted...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kevin R. McNamara © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850–1950 . By William Chapman Sharpe. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2008. xix, 402 pp. $35.00. New York and the Literary...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... offers a taxonomy of the novel’s three different socioecological spaces: touchless space, material cityspace, and interstitial space. Taking into account its specific geographical and temporal setting, New York City in April 2000, during an era DeLillo terms “the golden age of cybercapital,” Merola...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... addiction. A Confederate veteran inured to the slave-owning economy of the South, Jocelyn fails to become a modern professional when he moves to New York City after the end of the war. The cause of his downfall is his dependence on morphine, which is portrayed both as a diagnosable condition and as the...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2009
... port cities like Philadelphia and New York. Making use of Immanuel Wallerstein’s theories about the historical develop- ment of a capitalist world-system, Shapiro argues that all previous studies of the early American novel have mistakenly overestimated its political concerns at the expense...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 749–775.
Published: 01 December 2004
... move to New York City, away from her husband David Child, to serve as editor of the embattled National Anti-Slavery Standard.1 After the relative privacy of domestic life, Child found herself at the helm of a controversial abolitionist news- paper fraught with internal dissension in a city divided...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 842–844.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... $59.95. Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City. By Craig D. Townsend. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 242 pp. $45.00. To varying degrees, these three books enrich a growing body of scholar- ship examining intersections of religion...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sonya Posmentier Reading Claude McKay’s “The Tropics in New York” as a twentieth-century aesthetic equivalent of a slave provision ground, Posmentier argues that the poem asserts cultural autonomy even in the face of the dislocation it describes. In doing so, she suggests that formal lyric poetry...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Josephine Lee © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s. By Amy Koritz. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2009. x, 200 pp. $40.00. The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880–1920 . By Sabine Haenni...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner's Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York . By Adam Gussow. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press. 2007. xix, pp. $30.00. Book Reviews By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority. By Holly Brewer. Chapel Hill: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
... affinities. The “Civil War” in the book’s title is something of a misnomer, as the war enters the story late, in one chapter only. During the war, the Tribune expanded, while Greeley’s reputation was cemented as the “symbol of Radicalism” (172). In the 1863 New York City Draft Riots, the Tri- bune...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 617–620.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2007. xv, 286 pp. $60.00. A Vocabulary of Thinking: Gertrude Stein and Contemporary North American Women's Innovative Writing . By Deborah M. Mix. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2007. 248 pp. $39.95. Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ann Keniston Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture . By Keyser Catherine . New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2010 . xii, 225 pp. $39.95 . Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright . By Irr Caren . Iowa City...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Stephen Fredman 2d ed. By Geoff Ward. New York: Palgrave. 1993; 2001. ix, 226. Paper,$21.95. 2002 Book Reviews The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study. By Jeffrey A. Hammond. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xv, 264 pp. $59.95. Jeffrey Hammond speaks for...