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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that they had authored the lyric; the most committed imposter was Alexander McWhorter Ball, a New Jersey legislator whose wealthy and powerful friends mounted a national campaign to prove his authorship. The poem’s actual author, Elizabeth Akers Allen, found herself in danger of losing her reputation...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 594–598.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in their day but largely forgotten since, including Henry Howard Brownell, Elizabeth Akers Allen, Frances Harper, George Henry Boker, and Amanda Jones. (Harper has entered the canon, of course, but not as a Civil War poet. The Schomburg edition of her poetry does not include “The Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Akers. “‘Some Queer Freak of Taste’: Gender, Authorship and the ‘Rock Me to Sleep’ Controversy,” by Jennifer Putzi, 769–95. Apess, William. “Shadows of Mashantucket: William Apess and the Repre- sentation of Pequot Place,” by Mark Rifkin, 691–714. Authorship. “‘Some Queer Freak of Taste...