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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Philip Gould © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship . By Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2008. viii, 239 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. Prodigal Daughters: Susanna...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Crystal J. Lucky © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African American Literature. Ed. Michael J. Drexler and Ed White. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ. Press. 2008. vii, 176 pp. Paper, $25.00. Piety and Dissent: Race, Gender, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 881–884.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Lisa M. Gordis Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England . By Van Engen Abram C. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 311 pp. Cloth , $74.00 ; e-book available. Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ed White The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture . By Gardner Jared . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2012 . xiv , 205 pp. $50.00 . The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin . By Anderson Douglas . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2012 . xiv...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 825–827.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Cristobal Silva Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America . By Chiles Katy L. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . xi , 315 pp. Cloth, $65.00 ; e-book available. Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes...
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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 March 2010) 82 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Health Advice in Early America . By Thomas A. Horrocks. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. xii, 221 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $29.95. Book Reviews Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System. By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Robert K. Wallace © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville's Early Works . By Mary K. Bercaw Edwards. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2009. xxii, 252 pp. $49.00. African Culture and Melville's Art: The Creative Process in “Benito...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jean M. Lutes © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Love and Marriage in Early African America . Ed. Frances Smith Foster. Boston: Northeastern Univ. Press. 2008. xxvi, 329 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Marriage in the American Romance: Remembering Love as Destiny...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 842–843.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the Early Cold War . By Arthur Redding. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2008. xi, 183 pp. $50.00. Book Reviews National History and the World of Nations: Capital, State, and the Rhetoric of His- tory in Japan, France, and the United States. By Christopher L. Hill. Durham, N.C.: Duke...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Timothy Marr Oriental Shadows: The Presence of the East in Early American Literature . By Egan Jim . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2011 . xi , 167 pp. Cloth , $44.95 ; CD , $14.95 . American Orient: Imagining the East from the Colonial Era through the Twentieth...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Paul Gutjahr By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii,417 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Robert Blair St. George By Laura Rigal. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 1998. xii, 253 pp.$32.50. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 191–192.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Susan M. Ryan By Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2000. x, 216 pp. Cloth, $42.00; paper, $16.00. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth, $55.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 140–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... women in crisis who use body-centered language, connected to pregnancy and mother- ing, to challenge binary idioms and assert ‘‘a spiritual self-identity to which community is inherently crucial’’ (177). This richly nuanced study of early- eighteenth-century women in New England excavates their...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... identity politics, especially those in the naturalist literary tradition, diminished black life. With Chesnutt as my starting point, I recommend a return to early Jim Crow novels—particularly those written between the years 1900 and 1905—to suggest their progenitorial role regarding recent turns in queer...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
...John Funchion Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature . By Paul Downes . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . xiii, 297 pp. Cloth , $103.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Fictions of Mass Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America . By Stacey Margolis . Cambridge...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Lauren Coats The Genius of Place: The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic . By Christopher C. Apap . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2016 . xiii, 282 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper, $40.00 ; e-book, $34.99 . American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Stephen Knadler Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects . By Stephanie Li . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . 299 pp. Cloth, $73.00 ; e-book available. Black Africans in the British Imagination: English Narratives of the Early Atlantic World . By Cassander...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Taylor Evans Abstract The steam man is a trope of early US science fiction, one inaugurated by the first dime novel Edisonade, Edward Ellis’s 1868 story The Steam Man of the Prairies . Focusing on early steam man stories as well as the historical origin of the trope—Zadoc Dederick’s 1868 invention...