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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.00. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.By Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. x, 267 pp. Cloth, $29.95...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher Taylor Taylor reads Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) through the history of the captured prosthetic limb of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. U.S. travel narratives, soldiers' accounts, and P. T. Barnum's 1847 display of the captured prosthesis in his American Museum...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 663–673.
Published: 01 September 2006
... century’’ (xi). The letters relay the everydayness and family dramas of life in nineteenth-century New England but also open up into politics, literature, war, and other ‘‘dramas’’ on the national stage. The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else like It in the Universe. Ed. James W. Cook...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 445–458.
Published: 01 June 2001
... alongside other early modern transatlantic representations of women, race, and empire The Life of P. T. Barnum. By P. T. Barnum. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2000. xxxvii, 404 pp. Paper, $14.95...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ( 2016 ), for instance, locates an important node in this conflation in the person of one Joice Heth, P. T. Barnum’s first success as a showman. Heth—black, disabled, and enslaved—was purchased, rented, or otherwise secured by Barnum in 1835. Barnum notes her striking appearance in his autobiography...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. By Rachel Adams. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.00. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.By...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... white, the abolitionist logic went, then the masters would feel compelled to set them free For the aspiring near-white population of Irishmen and rural toughs who attended P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in antebellum New...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 727–755.
Published: 01 December 2001
... philanthropists and small communities of free people of color in New York and Philadelphia that made up its subscriber list. Garrison, like his contemporary P. T. Barnum, who used the method of anony- mous letters to attract attention to his exhibits, recognized in the tools of the impresario the means to...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 643–672.
Published: 01 December 2007
... examining for literal truth.” Like Harris’s primary exemplar of the operational aesthetic, P. T. Barnum, antebellum literary critics strove to represent their writings as “objects which exemplified their own operations.”31 They encouraged Americans to read the proliferation of the legible as the...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2008
...: Nineteenth-Century Sea Narratives and American Identity . By Robin Miskolcze. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2008. xxii, 220 pp. $45.00. “Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific . Ed. Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. xxi, 350 pp. $65.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit of the West Wind to promulgate his message, heady and spiritually puissant though it surely was. He would...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Whitman was deeply touched by Emerson’s call for the “primal warblings” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 617–620.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit of the West Wind to promulgate his message, heady and spiritually puissant though it surely was. He would need celebrity, advertising...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 621–624.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit of the West Wind to promulgate his message, heady and spiritually puissant though it surely was. He would...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Whitman was deeply touched by Emerson’s call for the “primal warblings” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 629–631.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American advertising and celebrity, he would probably need much more than the spirit of the West Wind to promulgate his message, heady and spiritually puissant though it surely was. He would...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 631–634.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Whitman was deeply touched by Emerson’s call for the “primal warblings” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 634–637.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Whitman was deeply touched by Emerson’s call for the “primal warblings” of the true poet, and by the 1850s he had become almost obsessively interested in fulfilling that call. However, as 614  American Literature Whitman came to realize in the age of P. T. Barnum and the rise of American...