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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Susan K. Harris Out in Public: Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America. By Alison Piepmeier. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xi, 278 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Executing Race: Early American Women's Narratives of Race, Society, and the Law...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mary Kathleen Eyring Abstract In 1701 Puritan minister John Rogers published the criminal narrative of Esther Rodgers, who had been convicted of infanticide and executed. Esther Rodgers appears in Rogers’s Death the Certain Wages of Sin not as a depraved criminal or even a repentant sinner...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 701–728.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Kodai Abe Abstract American racial politics during the long Korean War formed what this essay terms Afro-Asian antagonism , a racial hate between African Americans and Asians (and Asian Americans). When the Truman administration issued Executive Order 9981 and proclaimed its commitment to military...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., particularly during the material processes involved in a document’s creation and execution. Focusing on law’s materiality, this article uncovers an understudied literary vein in which Black authors represent documents as materially fragile and vulnerable to destruction in order to theorize law as a series...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of a Slave Girl (1865) in conjunction with the 1855 trial of Celia, an executed murderous slave, to compare specific literary and legal interpretations of North Carolina and Missouri slave law against a more general understanding of slaves' legal “double character” to argue that both women, through criminal...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kristina Bross Abstract This essay analyzes the American appropriation of an incident in the 1620s on the spice island of Ambonya in which several English traders were tortured (waterboarded) and executed by their Dutch rivals. The essay argues that New England authors imagine themselves...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
...’’ On 11 November 1887, four men were hanged at the Cook County Jail for their role in the Chicago Haymarket bomb- ing a year and a half earlier. The execution was the dramatic culmi- nation of a chaotic period of labor agitation in Chicago. While some labor advocates hoped to reform capitalism...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... constable. From prison a few years later, Walter Rhodes claimed that he had been the actual shooter. In 1981, the Supreme Court commuted Jacobs’s sentence to life. Tafero was executed in 1990; Jacobs later took the Alford plea and was released in 1992. (An Alford plea is a curious guilty...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 675.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 2006 Announcement The editorial staff at American Literature would like to express our deep appreciation to Sheryl Meyering and Brian Abel Ragen (Southern Illinois Uni- versity, Edwardsville) for their six years of energetic service as executive coordinators of the American Literature...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as strategies for black fugitives to persuade white readers and voters of their humanity, see Foreman 1996 . 10 One Quaker rewriting of Whittier renders this reading even more explicit: “On his way to the place of execution, he held a crucifix in his hand, and repeated aloud a solemn prayer in verse...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... white and straight” (SS, 1). A few pages later, however, this para- disiacal vision of abundance, leisure, health, beauty, and harmony is replaced by a scene of ritual execution in which a woman’s head is smashed with a wooden club. The contrast is striking. Far from avoid- ing...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 423–428.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . “Learning to Execute.” By Wojciech Zaremba and Ilya Sutskever . arXiv preprint. 2014 . https://arxiv.org/abs/1410.4615 . Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 This review looks at two technical papers from the field of computer science that, at the time of writing, should...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... accused.21 Chaska’s voice was ultimately silenced on 26 December 1862, when he was hung, along with thirty-seven others, in the largest mass exe- cution in U.S. history. His execution came despite a directive from President Lincoln that had reduced his sentence. It was purportedly the result...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 427.
Published: 01 June 2014
... as executive coordinator of the American Literature Section of the Modern Lan- guage Association. Since spring 2009, we have benefited from Joycelyn’s excellent leadership and warm presence in her role as facilitator of the many activities of the Sec- tion, including the board nomination process...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of John Brown en route to his execution speaks to the route that Pelletier takes as he makes it clear that he understands John Brown to be the “fulfillment of apocalyptic sentimentalism” (166). In the painting, John Brown leans over to kiss the baby that has been lifted by its mother along the steps from...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 657–658.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 2009 Announcements The editorial staff at American Literature would like to express our deep appreciation to Sarah Robbins (Lorraine Sherley Chair in American Litera- ture, Texas Christian University) for her outstanding service as executive coordinator...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... artist and corporation that Kubrick embodied helped to lay the groundwork for the charismatic CEO of neoliberalism. We can, of course, acknowledge renowned executives (e.g., J. P. Morgan, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.) and directors (e.g., Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles) in earlier periods. Rather, I am pointing...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Assessment of the war’s motives, execution, and consequences takes on the overdetermined signifi- cance of a hermeneutic guide to subsequent Puritan–Native Ameri- can relations. Even within the larger British North American context, in which conflicts in Virginia must be accorded...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Naturalism . Berkeley and Los Angeles : Univ. of California Press . Moran Richard . 2002 . Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Electric Chair . New York : Knopf . Moten Fred . 2003 . In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., sectarian differences resolved. Notwithstanding this surprising similarity with Williams and despite the well-known limits of Puritan tolerance, Trump’s critics on the left and the right have described his attitude as a betrayal of the United States’ Nonconformist heritage. One ACLU executive suggested...