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American Literature (1 March 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. By...
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American Literature (1 June 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 the...
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American Literature (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 427.
Published: 01 June 2014
... 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 and...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 the prison. To...
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American Literature (1 June 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 by...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., of kill- ing a white police officer and a Canadian 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 of...
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American Literature (1 March 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 the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2001
... to political as well as personal hopes—elegiac rather than ironic. Shelley’s was bitter, personal, and life-denyingly desperate. Wallace Stevens’s inven- tion and qualification of imaginative elegance (while an insurance executive...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2001
... imaginative elegance (while an insurance executive) 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 199 of 232 could hardly have been more different from Shelley’s suicidal sailing and last desolate verses. Ashbery’s imaginative verve within wry irony, dazzle, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... inadequate translation, were it not that, in one offi- cial’s terms, ‘‘the fact that they were Indians’’ implicated all 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... process, and I have fancied the executions throughout the State tak- ing place from the Governor’soffice, where his private secretary, or the Governor himself, might touch a little annunciation-button, and dismiss a murderer to the presence of his Maker with the lightest pressure of the finger” (Howells...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... 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 that Executive Order 13769, through which...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
... illuminates her epistemological and aesthetic struggles. Freedman places Dickinson’s work in its religious and literary historical contexts, but the bulk of the book is skillfully executed close readings of Dick- inson’s poetry. In addition, Freedman takes Dickinson seriously as a theolo- gian...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discerned within 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 (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the historiography of English colonization and contact. 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...