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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Susan M. Ryan Duke University Press 2000 Susan M. Charity Begins at Home: Stowe’s Antislavery Ryan Novels and the Forms of Benevolent Citizenship 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 61 of238 Scholarly work on Harriet...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Ernest To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class . By Ball Erica L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2012 . xv , 175 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; paper , $22.95 . Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Danielle Christmas Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic . By Stefan M. Wheelock . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2016 . xiii, 216 pp. Cloth , $69.50 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . Black Well...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp. $34.95. Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp. $44.95. These two books present arguments about poetics, material...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 729–760.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ian Finseth © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Ian Evolution, Cosmopolitanism, and Finseth Emerson’s Antislavery Politics His twenty-year struggle against slavery trans- formed Ralph Waldo Emerson, entailing a thoroughgoing reassess- ment of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 847–849.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ed White 2005 The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity . By Ralph Bauer. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2003. xiii, 295 pp. $65.00; Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World . By Philip Gould...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Jené Schoenfeld Duke University Press 2006 The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction . By Eve Allegra Raimon. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2004. x, 202 pp. Paper, $21.95. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 172–174.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. viii, 223 pp. $80.00. To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord . By Sandra Harbert Petrulionis. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xi, 233 pp. $29.95. Book Reviews Godly Letters: The Literature of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Elizabeth Freeman © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Slavery and Sentiment: The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writing, 1770–1850. By Christine Levecq. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press; Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England. 2008. xii, 306 pp. $35.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1836). It explores material that has been largely left out of the antislavery story: the cases brought by abolitionists to free slaves who had traveled with their masters into free territory. Wong's essay reconstructs the records of these cases from popular literature, newsprint, and legal pamphlets to...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... sentimental antislavery rhetorics for which he is known in favor of a newly pragmatic antislavery logic focused on slavery’s unsustainability—its tendency to exhaust the soil. This argument has two main aims: to explore Douglass’s engagement with ecological and economic antislavery rhetorics, and, more...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
... overburdened within the transatlantic antislavery discourse of the mid-nineteenth century. In doing so, “Vincent Ogé” shifts attention from the singular heroism of Louverture to the plurality of contributors that shaped the long history of the Haitian Revolution. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Caleb Smith This essay examines previously unexplored divisions within the antislavery movement’s published responses to Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl . Revisiting Jacobs’s conflict with her editor, Lydia Maria Child, over the suppressed chapter about John Brown, Smith...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... diversity of contemporary print culture as part of his antislavery strategy, reprinting responses to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel in an array of nontraditional critical forms to achieve pragmatic political goals. In so doing, Douglass transformed literary criticism from evaluation and entertainment into a...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one of...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... other literary works) indicate that Forrest’s oratorical and theatrical performances could not be wholly dissociated from antislavery discourse and working-class radicalism. This critical restaging of Forrest’s 1838 speech concludes with the suggestion that Forrest’s star power arose in part from the...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Lance Newman In the 1850s, Frederick Douglass set out to nurture emergent antislavery commitments within the most advanced political milieu of the antebellum decade, the Free Soil movement. Douglass developed a protoenvironmentalist critique of capitalism's alienation of workers from the land...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
... especially notable because Delany, the African American doctor, antislavery lecturer, journalist, and author, had never set foot in Central America. Mattox's essay examines archival accounts of the actual election that took place in San Juan del Norte, including items in the African American press; in the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... An avid antislavery activist, Whittier drew liberally from an English translation of Manzano’s slave narrative (published anonymously in Richard Robert Madden’s Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba [ 1840 ]) and newspaper accounts of Plácido’s 1844 execution. 2 Proceeding under the assumption...