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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789–1814 . By Karen A. Weyler. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. Cloth, $41.00; paper, $21.00. The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830 . By Martha Tom-have Blauvelt. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xi, 275 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Christopher . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2013 . 311 pp. $39.95 . Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere . By Millner Michael . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2012 . xxii , 188 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper , $35.00 ; e-book , $29.99...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 March 2002
... abundant harvests offer no insurance against a catastrophic freeze. Barbara Packer, University of California, Los Angeles The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women. By Catherine Ross Nickerson. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1998. xix, 275 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. In...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... abundant harvests offer no insurance against a catastrophic freeze. Barbara Packer, University of California, Los Angeles The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women. By Catherine Ross Nickerson. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1998. xix, 275 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. In...
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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 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the persona Thomas Edison cultivated for himself as inventor extraordinaire, consummate tinkerer, brilliant machinist, and all-American genius. Edisonade tales feature protagonists who are, in turn, singularly gifted inventors, tinkerers, and machinists. Edisonades are generally grounded by some...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Rowson's Early American Women . By Marion Rust. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2008. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System . By Stephen Shapiro. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Univ. Press. 2008. $55.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 196–199.
Published: 01 March 2004
... be strategically wary of an essentialist reading of all African American women’s fiction as she begins to piece together her com- plex argument about how African American women writers have addressed the seemingly insurmountable nature of trauma, a concise theoretical model remains slightly buried...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Claudia Stokes Duke University Press 2007 Panic! Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction . By David A. Zimmerman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2006. xii, 294 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.50. The March of Spare Time: The Problem and Promise of Leisure...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michelle Neely Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution . By Rozbicki Michal Jan . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2011 . x , 288 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; paper , $24.50 ; e-book , $24.50 . The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and...
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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 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 June 2007) 79 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Bildungsroman in African American and Jewish American Fiction . By Martin Japtok. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. x, 201 pp. $29.95. Book Reviews Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic. By Jeffrey Richards. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. xi, 392 pp. $85.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction . By James W. Coleman. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. 252 pp. $42.95. Cross-Cultural Visions in African...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 443–445.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Claudia Stokes Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible . By Robert Alter. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2010. 198 pp. $19.95. Displacing the Divine: The Minister in the Mirror of American Fiction . By Douglas Alan Walrath. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2010. xvi...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... University Press 178  American Literature incident—not just Hawthorne’s well-known story but also fictional and poetic treatments by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Lothrop Motley, and Robert Lowell, as well as the accounts of historians George Bancroft and...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 634–637.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the Nineteenth Century . By Martin Willis. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2006. viii, 273 pp. Paper, $29.00. American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate, and Beyond . By Jan Johnson-Smith. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press. 2005. vii, 320 pp. Paper, $24.95. Book...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction . By William H. Katerberg. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2008. ix, 281 pp. $45.00. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women . By Jeffrey...
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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...