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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 (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 (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 (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
... activist, Whittier drew liberally from an English translation of Manzano’s slave narrative (published anonymously in Richard Robert Madden’s Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba [ 1840 ]) and newspaper accounts of Plácido’s 1844 execution. 2 Proceeding under the assumption that the nameless “negro...
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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 (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
... investigation of antislavery writers such as Stowe and David Walker, Pelletier wants to understand the role of fear. The painting 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...
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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 (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 (2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the work itself. Though sometimes unarticulated by a single executive, a given corporate strategy nevertheless becomes visible within the work of art, as managers, directors, screenwriters, and actors all strive to interpret and embody the studio’s strategy (Christensen 2008 ; 2012, 1–24...
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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
... 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 that Executive Order 13769, through which Trump first attempted...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and semiotics that together constitute a critical methodology. I then use the methodology at work in macandal artifacts to read one key piece of the archive pertaining to Makandal: his judge and executioner Sébastien-Jacques Courtin’s Mémoire . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 indexical...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the nation can be materialized” (51). Thus, this narrative of the Civil War cannot even recognize the fact that Abraham Lincoln sanctioned the largest mass execution in US history, the execution of those who took part in the Dakota Uprising of 1862. Parker, argues Rifkin, provides a fleeting possibility...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as the blaze rages within, the fire confirms that Jimmy and his fellow captives are perpetually killable and consumable. If the execution Jimmy witnesses conforms to the state’s image of itself as restrained and deliberate in using violence, the fire that follows powerfully contradicts that idea. Himes...