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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Kimberly Lamm © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing. By Daneen Wardrop. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press; Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England. 2009. xii, 246 pp. $30.00. Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion. By...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 160–162.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City . By Scott Peeples. With photographs by Michelle Van Parys. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. 2020. 200 pp. Cloth, $24.95; e-book available. Constantly on the move throughout his...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writing . By Donna M. Campbell. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2016. xiv, 386 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $34.95; e-book, $64.95. This study revises the critical...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 825–830.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History . By Christopher Tomlins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. 2020. xvii, 352. Cloth, $29.95; e-book available. This “intellectual history” aims to recover the mindset and identity...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Brief Mention General Phillis Wheatley’s Miltonic Poetics. By Paula Loscocco. New York: Palgrave Mac- millan. 2014. xiv, 154 pp. Cloth, $67.50; e-book available. In this study, Loscocco asserts that scholars of African American literature...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 230–234.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Henry David Thoreau: A Life . By Laura Dassow Walls. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2017. xx, 615 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $20.00; e-book, $21.00. Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition . Ed. Sheila Murnaghan and...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Progressivism’s Aesthetic Education: The Bildungsroman and the American School, 1890–1920 . By Jesse Raber. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. ix, 208 pp. Cloth, $84.99; e-book, $44.99. Raber analyzes the literature of Willa Cather, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Abraham Cahan in comparison with the...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2014
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Brief Mention General Native Memoirs from the War of 1812: Black Hawk and William Apess. By Carl Benn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2014. xiv, 184 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $29.95; e-book available. Aside from letters, interviews...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 667–674.
Published: 01 September 2018
... The American Elsewhere: Adventure and Manliness in the Age of Expansion . By Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2017. x, 393 pp. Cloth, $39.95; e-book available. Before the 1820s, US political leaders were largely apprehensive about territory acquisition because of the...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Formation of the Abolitionist Discourse, 1841–1851 . By Nilgün Anadolu-Okur. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press. 2016. xii, 330 pp. Cloth, $60.00. Although scholarship of the abolition movement is robust, scholars tend to overlook the friendship between Douglass...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 613–618.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America . By Peter John Brownlee. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 249 pp. Cloth, $45.00; e-book available. Integrating cultural history, material history...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 How Robert Frost Made Realism Matter . By Jonathan N. Barron. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2015. x, 336 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book, $60.00. When studying American literary realism, scholars have mostly focused on fiction rather...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 882–890.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 The Book of Esther and the Typology of Female Transfiguration in American Literature . By Ariel Clark Silver. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2018. ix, 229 pp. Cloth, $95.00; e-book, $90.00. According to this study, nineteenth-century...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Aviva F. Taubenfeld The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education . By Cooper Tova . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 264 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $31.95 . Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 837–844.
Published: 01 December 2013
... © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Brief Mention General A Journey through American Literature. By Kevin J. Hayes. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2012. xvi, 220 pp. Cloth, $74.00; paper, $17.95. Hayes’s book is dedicated to the development of specific genres—travel writ- ing...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Cecilia Tichi 828  American Literature Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women’s Writing. By Sari Edelstein. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2014. xi, 240 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $20.50; e-book, $29.50. Sacramental Shopping: Louisa May Alcott, Edith...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Mark Chiang The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American . By Song Min Hyoung . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . 284 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 ; e-book , $23.95 . Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life . By...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 417–426.
Published: 01 June 2014
... © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Brief Mention General Literature, Intertextuality, and the American Revolution: From “Common Sense” to “Rip Van Winkle.” By Steven Blakemore. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press. 2012. xviii, 141 pp. Cloth, $70.00; e-book, $69.99...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 637–644.
Published: 01 September 2014
... © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Brief Mention General Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip’s War. By Billy J. Stratton. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. 2013. xvi, 203 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $26.95. At once a focused...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 633–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Brief Mention General Melville: Fashioning in Modernity. By Stephen Matterson. New York: Bloomsbury. 2014. 232 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $29.95. This study is intended as a way for the general reader to explore Melville’s lesser-known books...