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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Lauren Coats Duke University Press 2006 Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination . By Bridget T. Heneghan. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2003. xxvii, 204 pp. $45.00. Abolition's Public Sphere . By Robert Fanuzzi. Minneapolis: Univ...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Redpath saw it as a contribution to a circum-Atlantic project of black resistance, liberation, and uplift that crossed lines of race and gender. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Caleb Smith Harriet Jacobs among the Militants: Transformations in Abolition’s Public Sphere...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christina Zwarg When mesmerism first came to this hemisphere by way of St. Domingue, a complex association between radical abolition and the new science was born. Harriet Beecher Stowe takes up that association in her second abolitionist novel Dred . In so doing she charts an emergent trauma theory...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... than history. Through their refusal to grasp slavery as an occurrence that has decisively passed into the register of history, these novels dispute the meta-narrative of U.S. racial history—as a progressive movement launched with the abolition of slavery and culminating in the Civil Rights movement...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... discourse—even when, after the outbreak of the Civil War, the political sensibilities of the British periodical were no longer sympathetic to the cause of abolition. Reading the ekphrastic relation between Punch cartoons of Shakespearean mock-ups of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and Douglass's...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 727–755.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Mayer’s evaluation is particularly useful to this discussion as it reinvigorates Garrison as an iconoclast (see All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery [New York: St. Martin’s, 1998 10 That abolitionism emerged within an expanding marketplace is sug- gested...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2024
... commitment and religious toleration. isaackol@buffalo.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 abolition print culture John Bunyan Puritanism The Pilgrim’s Progress Many nineteenth-century readers associated John Bunyan with a certain nostalgic coziness. Bunyan’s allegory...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 June 2003
... biography recounts the developing friendship and political alliance of white abolitionists Smith and Brown and black abolition- ists Frederick Douglass and James McCune Smith. No short summary of Stauffer’s very...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... consumer and producer, self and other, in ways that have horrific, haunting implications for market society, then and now. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 abolition boycott consumption poetry senses Oh press me not to taste again Of those luxurious banquet sweets! Or hide...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in the word abolition . Are we—especially white Americans—ready to follow Douglass, not only to imagine new ways of reading but also to find new ways of acting on the many meanings of words central to our national narratives like abolition and reparation ? This openness both to narrative...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Dying, Typhoon Coming On (1840), a painting that has been called abolition- ist. It depicts not only a scene of terror at sea but also a scene of ter- ror on black bodies. Each writer looks at the same painting but sees very different things. As an art collector and critic, Ruskin produced...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . 1996 . “ Sentimental Abolition in Douglass’s Decade: Revision, Erotic Conversion, and the Politics of Witnessing in ‘The Heroic Slave’ and My Bondage, My Freedom .” In Criticism and the Color Line: Desegregating American Literary Studies , edited by Wonham Henry B. , 191 – 204 . New...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... for the abolition of slavery in the United States and Cuba, and Miguel Tolón’s El Horizonte (1850), which touted U.S. republican prin- ciples in English- and Spanish-language articles. ‘‘Today says one Cecilia Valdés and a Memory of Nation 5 article in El Horizonte celebrating...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in Virginia and Barbados, denounced the commercial spirit of slave traders and planters, even though he upheld the legality of slavery.” 6 Douglass’s biographers of the Cold War era saw a decline in Methodist evangelicalism during his life, which in turn allowed abolitionism to emerge as a competing...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and environmental studies. Her current book project, Ground Plans: Abolition and the Philosophy of Nature , examines abolitionists' tactical engagement with natural science. Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century . By LeMenager Stephanie . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . xi...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and taking strategic cues from the British Emancipation movement led by evangelical converts William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson, New England abolition- ism was closely associated with the charismatic elements of Protes- tantism. Abolitionism became a high-profile national movement...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of greater freedom to be won in a movement, “superior in benefit and importance to the first revolution,” against “a t r i n i t y of the most monstrous evils,” enslaving mankind all over the world. Specifically, he called for the abolition of “p r i vat e , or i n di v i dua l p r op e r t y — a b su...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
... use of proverbial language and folk speech in his discussions of slavery, abolition, and human rights. In the first hundred pages, Mieder provides an analysis of folk speech in Douglass’s work; the second half of the volume is an index of Douglass’s speeches and writing, organized alphabetically...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... on that state’s death row last weekend, he watched a play.”23 The playwrights’ hopes had been exceeded: “The power of these people and their stories translated—we hadn’t gotten in the way. We’d done our job” (L, 275). The death penalty abolition movement has gained significant trac- tion...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 658–665.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Patterns of Positioning: On the Poetics of Early Abolition . By Carsten Junker. Heidelberg, Germany: Universitätsverlag. 2016. xv, 515 pp. $60.00. Focusing on both canonical and noncanonical texts before 1808, when the United States...