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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Alemán From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature . By Fuller Randall . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . x, 251 pp . $29.95 . The Literatures of the US-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity . By Rodríguez Jaime Javier...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... doesn’t tell us’’ (125). Vivian R. Pollak, Washington University, St. Louis Civil Wars: American Novelists and Manners, 1880–1940. By Susan Goodman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2003. xvii, 198 pp. $40.00. Social Reform, Taste, and the Construction of Virtue in American Literature, 1870...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... contradictions. The Century was antifeminist yet published works by women, and later, when publishing works written by both Southerners and Northerners recounting events from the Civil War, the editors accepted pieces (by Mark Twain and George Washington Cable in particular) that mockingly assaulted the...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... offer a distinctive vantage on the chaotic 1860s: as mediations of a shifting wartime social imagi- nary, contraband songs allow us to see Civil War culture as a con- tested field continually negotiating the unprecedented public crisis of the war.5 Unlike the privatized, complex...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... denationalizing the body of the Union soldier. As Timothy Sweet notes in his extensive treatment of the uses of nature in Civil War poetry and photography, Whitman uses “the solid ground of a typified, pastoral image of America” to naturalize, and nationalize, death in war—“in such a case the ideology...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Reconstruction, and why it is important today to consider the novel’s role in its development. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Mark Twain Henry Adams political novel US Civil War partisanship In The Gilded Age (1873), a novel written by Mark Twain with Charles Dudley Warner, 1...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 389–391.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Very Brave begins from the claim that criti- cal priorities, derived from modernism and the New Criticism it spawned, have prevented us from realizing a basic fact: the most important literary genre for mid-century Americans was poetry. “To analyze American Civil War cul- ture without...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2005
... very different ways), while the third, in contrast, uses the Civil War to mark a dramatic shift in representation. In Shirley Samuels’s Facing America, the Civil War serves as a cultural watershed in the history of national iconography. The book examines the faces and bodies that stand in...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kate Marshall 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 , $115.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book available. Writing at the Limit: The Novel in the New...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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...