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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stephen Knadler “Unsanitized Domestic Allegories” begins the work of recovering the complex history linking Progressive-Era biomedicalization, gender expectations, and ideologies of racial uplift within African American culture. Through a close reading of early-twentieth-century African American...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... publisher suggested the title “Native Daughter.” To concentrate an assessment of Wright's black female domestic servants solely on the portrayal of Bessie Mears in Native Son obscures the radical evolution in his construction of the black female domestic servant from Mears to Ollie Knight (“Black Hope”) to...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jessica Bardill Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity . By Barker Joanne . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . ix , 284 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 . Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature . By Piatote Beth H...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kathleen McClancy Embattled Home Fronts: Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I . By Piep Karsten H . Amsterdam : Rodopi . 2009 . xi, 310 pp. Paper, $96.00 . Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives: A Critical Study of Fiction, Films, and Nonfiction Writings . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Laura Lomas Duke University Press 2006 Laura ‘‘The War Cut Out My Tongue Lomas Domestic Violence, Foreign Wars, and Translation in Demetria Martínez We always had a hard time getting the Atlacatl soldiers to take prisoners...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Shawn Salvant Duke University Press 2007 Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archaeology of Black Women's Lives . By Jenny Sharpe. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2003. xxvi, 187 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $20.00. Creole Crossings: Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery . By Carolyn...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paula Rabinowitz © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration . By Sylvia Jenkins Cook. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2008. 292 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $24.95. Grotesque Relations: Modernist Domestic Fiction and the...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Linda Margarita Greenberg Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture . By Martín Desirée A. . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2014 . x , 254 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper , $28.95 . Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning in US...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 615–618.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Stephanie Foote Duke University Press 2007 Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value . By Tom Lutz. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. vii, 226 pp. Paper, $19.95. At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930 . By Betsy Klimasmith...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Susan Fraiman Fraiman's essay challenges the usual conflation—generally unquestioned in discussions of nineteenth-century U.S. culture—of domestic preoccupations with sentimental views of family and femininity. It does so by turning to Edith Wharton, whose devotion to houses and interior design was...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 415–418.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Christopher Newfield 2006 Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950 . By Francesca Sawaya. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. 198 pp. $42.50. The Business of America: The Cultural Production of a Post-War Nation . By Graham Thompson...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 428–429.
Published: 01 June 2005
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Joycelyn Moody © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Hell without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative . By Yolanda Pierce. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2005. xii, 151 pp. $59.95. Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African American Episcopal Church...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 631–634.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brigitte Bailey © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Domesticating Foreign Struggles: The Italian Risorgimento and Antebellum American Identity . By Paola Gemme. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2005. ix, 204 pp. $39.95. Buffalo Bill in Bologna: The Americanization of the World, 1869–1922 . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... contact between Indian religion and Protestantism that seeks to represent the phenomenology of secularity, to understand the motives for religious establishment, and to imagine postestablishment alternatives. The novel’s concluding vision of religious toleration achieved through sentimental domesticity...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... visions of privacy, a proliferation of competing and resistant modes that cannot be reducible to the domestic or the political. I situate Melville’s Typee and Pierre within an emergent nineteenth-century discourse of privacy, still prevalent today, in which one’s private life operates to develop and...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... geography, Wilhite argues that we should read suburban narratives for the ways they update and revise long-standing regionalist approaches to local and global concerns: the charged insularity of the domestic sphere, the geographic containment of racial difference, the repressive construction of a common...
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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 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... experts, saving “future citizens” by rescuing them “out of a life of crime” and into white, middle-class domesticity, at the same time articulating the child’s biological mother as criminal and nonwhite. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 adoption realism race and ethnicity citizenship...