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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one of...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christina Zwarg When mesmerism first came to this hemisphere by way of St. Domingue, a complex association between radical abolition and the new science was born. Harriet Beecher Stowe takes up that association in her second abolitionist novel Dred . In so doing she charts an emergent trauma theory...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
....: Volume One , 195 – 310 . London : W. Pickering . Karafilis Maria . 1999 . “Spaces of Democracy in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred.” Arizona Quarterly 55 , no. 3 : 23 – 49 . Kaplan Amy . 2002 . The Anarchy of Empire . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . Keeney Elizabeth...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and national identity in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1851– 1852) and Dred (1856) must be contextualized within a broader debate over the terms of what we might call benevolent citizenship—a way of thinking about national...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
... politics and her dystopic acknowledgment that this potential has been crushed by the compromise. Dred is shown to exemplify the abolitionists’ post-1850 use of the 190 American Literature maroon as a figure of cross-racial identification, radicalized politics, and a nuanced appreciation of both...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of fanaticism with claims of rationality, shifting from realism to romance in Dred to offer nervous supernaturalism as a viable antislavery tactic. While each chapter’s histori- cization produces delightfully surprising readings of the period’s fiction— prompting the enthusiasm Murison sees as...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., augmenting Accomando’s mandate for multimedia investigations of slavery. Legal documents, however, form the most compelling texts addressed here. Some, like Dred Scott, are familiar. Others, while perhaps...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... communal “nation within a nation” interrupts Anderson’s theory of how the temporalities of newspapers and novels “[make] it possible to ‘think’ the nation” (IC, 22). Blake’s narrative time seems strangely compressed: set in 1853, it depicts the period after the 1857 Dred Scott decision but before...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
... identity with political status, Bigler antici- pated the shape of Chief Justice Roger Taney’s infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling in 1857, which denied US citizenship (and conse- quently, the right to bring suit in US courts) to all people of African descent. In the majority opinion, Taney relied...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
... citizenship as a public performance explicitly designed to govern our 832  American Literature relationship to people to whom we are not related . . . [and that] Dred calls for a departure from familialism in political thinking, a public unbound by blood” (88). Jackson’s writers offer disruption...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., the slave trad- ers, many of whom were American citizens” (2006, 155). As do some of the strongest and imaginative works from the 1850s— works such as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Dred, William Wells Brown’s Clotel, Martin Delany’s Blake, as well as John Thompson’s narrative...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’” (I, 292). (Here she carried on her quarrel with Stowe by insisting, again, on the difference between her testimony and the novelist’s fic- tion.) In private correspondence and in the pages of her narrative, she lamented the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott case...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 873–881.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. xxv, 394 pp. $130.00. Part of the American Critical Archives series, this collection includes hun- dreds of reviews of Welty’s stories selected to represent a broad range of critical responses. McHaney’s introduction provides an overview of Welty’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . Smith Gail K. 1997 . “ Reading with the Other: Hermeneutics and the Politics of Difference in Stowe’s Dred .” American Literature 69 , no. 2 : 289 – 313 . Smith Joseph Jr. 1981 . The...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 637–644.
Published: 01 September 2014
... in 1920s California; Bedore’s book seeks to fill that gap by explaining how dime novels anticipate the many subgenres of detective fic- tion. Tracing the intersection of gender, race, and class through over one hun- dred dime-novel endings, she argues that the detective figure is precariously...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 633–640.
Published: 01 September 2007
... “transnational writer” and examines her travel narrative Sunny Memoirs of Foreign Lands, her “Italian novel” Agnes of Sorrento, and the history of Dred on the British stage. There before Us: Religion, Literature, and Culture from Emerson to Wendell Berry. Ed. Roger Lundin. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 645–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is interested in “historically specific interpretive practices” (8), insist- ing that responses are “always (pre)structured by the reader’s own position in an interpretive community” (18). Reading through hun- dreds of reviews, Machor concludes that during the antebellum period “fiction...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
... citizenships, as well as the rhetorical distinction between “persons” and “citizens,” the amendment was designed to overturn the racial logic of Dred Scott, which had racialized US citizenship by denying it to free blacks. In 1883, though, Justice Bradley turned to these very distinctions to support his ruling...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 473–486.
Published: 01 June 2003
... experience of the South—with over one hun- dred pictures and captions quoted from his plays, memoirs, and letters. Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, 1922–1963. By...