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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lucy Maddox © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature . By Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009. xxxiv, 363 pp. $60.00. Captive Arizona, 1851–1900 . By Victoria...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
... for the Anglo-American reading public. Their conjoinment similarly functions in ambivalent ways that both celebrate unity and suggest discomfort with it. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Cynthia The Siamese Twins in Late-Nineteenth-Century Wu Narratives of Conflict and...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Janet Dean Duke University Press 2005 Janet Nameless Outrages: Narrative Authority, Rape Dean Rhetoric, and the Dakota Conflict of 1862 Mr. President, let us relate to you some facts with which we fear you have not heretofore been made...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... considered here. Focusing on different sites of ideological contestation, these books together argue for the centrality of theater in any consideration of national formations while also suggesting that the conflicts staged in and through the theater— before the audience, backstage, and beyond—are rather...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Duncan Faherty Duke University Press 2007 Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America . By Jennifer J. Baker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. x, 218 pp. $50.00. The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Dawn Keetley Duke University Press 2007 The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America . By Dickson D. Bruce Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. 176 pp. $40.00. The Spectacle of Death: Populist Literary Responses to American Capital...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict with Science. By Robert Bernard Hass. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2002. xiii, 220 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.50. It is hard to tell whether...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kevin Modestino Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe . By Kennedy J. Gerald . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 457 pp. Cloth , $125.00 ; paper, $35.00 ; e-book available. Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of conflict itself—that is, conflict as an aesthetic device within narrative as well as the thing being narrated, the manifestation of force between actors aboard the slave ship. Because the enforcement of US law and security by 1850 tended toward something supra-territorial if not transnational in...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Mary B. Hale Abstract This article examines a post–Civil War trend in novels that focus on the mechanics of governmental process. Remarkable for the smallness of their concerns, these novels replace the bitter conflicts of the war and Reconstruction with plots that hinge on matters of political...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... reliance on the conception of self-interest as a way of managing conflicting beliefs about the world. Taking Franklin as an influential early proponent of “interest-thinking”—the view that a self automatically or naturally possesses interests that fit an economic model, even if the interests are not solely...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Molly Robey U.S. women's Holy Land writings—a body of novels, travel narratives, and children's literature—uniquely illustrate Americans' complex and often conflicting imperialist and religious investments in the Near East. U.S. women writers embraced the Holy Land as an extranational domestic...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... afterwards, the movements of Black Hawk's band were represented as a direct threat to the safety of the American public and a violation of existing treaties. In contrast, Black Hawk's Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk (1833) offers a genealogy of the conflict that contextualizes it within a...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ed White Historical interpretations of the Anglo-Pequot War have oscillated between ethnographic and conspiratorial explanations, arguing that it resulted either from cultural differences and misunderstandings or from scheming and provocation. But seventeenth-century accounts of the conflict...
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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 September 2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., trusts, and corporations. The book presents the competition between these alternative paradigms by following the shifting career choices and internal conflicts of its protagonist, Dr. Howard Sommers, as he strives to satisfy his own vision—at times itself contradictory—of medical professionalism. By the...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Adena Spingarn Abstract This essay examines the production of a dynamic “Old Negro” figure in African American discourse during the New Negro Renaissance. Conflicting impulses to claim the Old Negro as an ancestor and to renounce him as an obstacle to racial progress mirrored a broader tension...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... psychiatry archive, to Steinbeck’s other war dispatches published in 1958 as the collection Once There Was a War , and to the reception of his propagandistic novel The Moon Is Down in order to show that Steinbeck’s archived piece (infused as it is with the conflicted discourses of war psychiatry) constructs...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and interracial thinking about Asia and Asians exists in a complementary and conflicted relationship with a need to articulate local community problems without extra-ethnic distractions. Sae-Saue argues that the marginalization of Asia and Asians in early Chicana/o literature symbolizes the historical...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... conflicted temporal sensibility, one as much concerned with past losses as it is hopeful of future gain. Historical allegories, because they articulate between past and present, offer an important discursive frame for studying the emerging significance of novels in early national culture. © 2010 by Duke...