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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Laura Henigman Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction . By Tricomi Albert H. . Gainesville : Univ. Press of Florida . 2011 . xii, 263 pp. $74.95 . Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century US Literature and...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Monica Huerta American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850–1900 . By Jackson Holly . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . x , 201 pp. $65.00 . Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era . Eby Clare Virginia . Chicago : Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., 2006) and the coeditor of Boys Don't Cry? Rethinking US Narratives of Masculinity and Emotions (Columbia Univ. Press, 2003) and of Bigger than Ben-Hur: The Book, Its Adaptations, and Their Audiences (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2015). Territories of Empire: US Writing from the Louisiana Purchase...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Victor Bascara God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 . By Harris Susan K. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 257 pp. $35.00 . Empire’s Proxy: American Literature and US Imperialism in the Philippines . By Wesling Meg . New York : New York...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
... African American literature generates pro- and antiexpansionist sentiment at the turn of the century. In tandem, these two studies raise important questions about race and literature in relation to the variable and shifting scales of US empire building across the long nineteenth century. Heeding the...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... $29.95. “In North America before 1800,” observes Susan Scott Parrish in her brilliant new study, “almost all questions of culture circulated through nature” (20). To return us to such a nature-centered cultural epistemology is one of eco- criticism’s goals. James Perrin Warren and Lee Rozelle map...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samantha Pinto Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture . By Streeby Shelley . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . xxii , 328 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $25.95 ; e-book , $25.95 . Humanitarian Violence: The US Deployment of Diversity . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2015
... comparative approach adds fodder to the fire that scholars of US imperialism and transnational American studies have been building over the past twenty years. On the other hand, it broadens the geopolitical schema through which we conceive the history of colonialism and empire building in US history...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Richard Jean So So’s essay reconstructs a literary genealogy for the emergence of “information warfare” in the early Cold War period (the 1950s). Specifically, it argues that this form of warfare—which So dubs “literary information warfare”—took shape first and most keenly within the US state’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism . By Sherman Sarah Way . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2013 . xii , 316 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $40.00 ; e-book, $39.99 . Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism . By Chapman Mary . New York...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ; e-book , $50.00 . Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of US and Chinese Multiculturalisms . By Jin Wen . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2012 . xvii , 224 pp. Cloth , $52.95 ; CD , $14.95 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 844  American Literature...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 177–184.
Published: 01 March 2013
... emphasizes, for instance, “the paradox of social justice” (148): that is, it requires both undoing the empirical and posi- tivist knowledge systems that organize systemic racial inequality and, at the same time, using them as powerful tools for understanding and addressing such inequality...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 633–636.
Published: 01 September 2014
... indigenous labor but the extinguishing of Native land title and sovereignty. Within theo­ retical dialectics of colonizer and colonized, Byrd argues, Native people have come to figure as merely the “transit of empire”: a paradigmatic but always fleeting Indianness that underwrites US imperialism as...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Kate McCullough The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination . By Rifkin Mark . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . viii , 337 pp. Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization . By Morgensen...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Century . By Tompkins Kyla Wazana . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2012 . xiii , 275 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 ; e-book available . Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in US Drama and Fiction . By Paulin Diana Rebekkah . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Vera M. Kutzinski The Purloined Islands: Caribbean-US Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880-1959 . By Karem Jeff . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2011 . 304 pp. Cloth, $69.50; paper, $35.00 . Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... useful approaches to how Americans made sense of and implemented empire at a particularly defining moment. As already noted, both books focus strategically on the discourse and activity of the coloniz- ers. But they also offer analyses of emergent perspectives that suggest how the colonized...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 411–414.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Alone with America’: The Absence of Empire in the Study of American Culture,” Kaplan considered how the notion of imperialism was long viewed as antithetical to an understanding of US culture. The collection’s aim, therefore, was to remove the aura of historical exceptionalism from our conception of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 March 2018
... “street” use of Tagalog slang, resisted the totalizing influence of the colonizer’s tongue. Other chapters consider the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan, offering many fascinating observations on translation, empire, the defense of monolingualism in the United States, and the role of translators...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... metaphors festering around smallpox, Hansen’s disease (leprosy), polio, and venereal diseases, Bioinsecurities describes with vivid detail how empire operates on a scale that is at once global and microscopic, stretching from the Hawai’ian territories to the Panama Canal Zone to US-occupied Iraq. For Mimi...