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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 and...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 487–517.
Published: 01 September 2006
... detailed texture and fantastical violence, Marcus Schouler issues an odd challenge to his dearest pal ‘‘Now watch me cried Marcus. He caught up a billiard ball from the rack, poised it a moment in front of his face, then with a sud- den, horrifying distension of his jaws crammed it into his...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 757–778.
Published: 01 December 2001
... reading of Les Cenelles, Floyd Cheung pro- poses that the poems be read ‘‘in imaginary conversation with the performative text of quadroon balls, [so that] the dark undertones 768 American Literature of the balls come into relief 18 Quadroon balls, a New Orleans insti- tution begun in the colonial...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., printing presses, and ball point pens, to name only a few. Contributors are urged to consider the analogies between and continuities with the machine and the human body; the range of present reproductions, both biologically based and man-made; and the semiotic frontier of technological invention and...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
... emergence and the processes of invention than in differentiating the new from the old. Thus, for instance, he will recount the “life and death of the sound poem” through scrutiny of Hugo Ball’s diary writ- ings: “To understand Ball’s invention beyond a merely formal synopsis requires an investigation...
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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 March 2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 207–209.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century. By Jef- fory A. Clymer. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2013. ix, 204 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., James Madison University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2865259 To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2012. xv, 175 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2007
... arrangement in New Orleans dur- ing the first half of the nineteenth century. At the city’s infamous qua- droon balls, wealthy white men selected a placée from a collection of light-skinned free women of color. The chosen woman was given a household of her own where she was treated as “less...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
... codes involving speech’’ (2). It’s a straight line from there to the moment in Ball of Fire (1941) when Sugarpuss O’Shea mounts a pile of reference books in order to stand lip-to-lip with Professor Potts, just the position from which...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . Aptheker Herbert . 1996 . “Marooners within the Present Limits of the United States.” In Maroon Communities , 3rd ed. , edited by Price Richard , 151 – 68 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . Ball Charles . 1836 . Slavery in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... to have balls and quadrille parties, establish a forum, solicit a seat in the assembly or in the common council, which, if refused, let them look to the elections. They can out vote the whites, as they say. One black gentleman most respectfully insinuated, that he thought ‘‘as how he mout...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 899–907.
Published: 01 December 2000
... well as baseball novels, news editorials, documentaries, and the construction of new ballparks, David McGimpsey traces the enduring popularity of base- ball in American culture. Understanding...