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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Stephen Germic Duke University Press 2007 Stephen Land Claims, Natives, and Nativism: Germic Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Fealty to Place A flock of wild pigeons wheeling beautifully over the mountain this afternoon. We have had but few...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Geoffrey Sanborn Sanborn's essay seeks to demonstrate that The Headsman , an overlooked 1833 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, is an allegory of racial passing. After showing that the dominant aim of this melodrama about a Swiss executioner's family is to critique white American prejudice against...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in U.S. history by describing a persistent and paradoxical U.S. cultural logic: the logic of left alone . The essay argues that James Fenimore Cooper's 1823 novel The Pioneers contributes to an inchoate discourse of privacy rights, the contours of which continue to define present-day understandings...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., central to both James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy and John Neal's Seventy-Six , serves as a contemporary allegorical expression of historical change, a figure best explained by Walter Benjamin's definition of the allegorical ruin. The suffering soldier complicates national origins and resists narrative...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women, 872–74. Review: Roberson, Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road: American Mobilities, 872–74. Sanborn, Geoffrey. “James Fenimore Cooper and the Invention of the Passing Novel,” 1–29. Sánchez...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 657–663.
Published: 01 September 2005
... 2005 Brief Mention Editions Afloat and Ashore or, The Adventures of Miles Wallingford. By James Fenimore Cooper. Ed. Thomas L. Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick. 2 vols. xxxvii, 583 pp.; 491 pp. Brook- lyn, N.Y.: AMS Press. 2004. $205.00. CSE approved. This two-volume set is the...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
... between fact and fiction. Due to the multiplicity of available texts, Keener claims that ‘‘biographical truth is now more a matter of mass-media portraiture, and identity consequently more a matter of public consensus, than ever before Collections Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on ‘‘Rural Hours...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to empire but as a method of promoting an idealistic version of it. The closing chapter’s compari- son between Flint and James Fenimore Cooper allows Doolen to make an important point about the absence of pre-Twain western writers from current criticism, and the distorted reading of northeastern...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
... novelettes, James Rus- sell Lowell’s The Biglow Papers, and the antiwar sentiments of Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, and Emerson. The second discusses Guillermo Prieto’s “invasion poetry” and Nicolás Pizarro Suárez’s postwar novel El monedero (The Counterfeiter) (1861), and the final...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), with carnival and the carnivalesque often providing “a mask for revolutionary activity” (89). Revolution and catastrophe function as a node connecting the work of diverse circumCaribbean authors writing generations apart, from Martin Delany and Constance Fenimore Woolson to Zora Neale Hurston and...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., but her argument arises from a series of intensely illuminating and energetic readings of fiction. These qualities make her book hard to put down. Margolis surveys work by Charles Brockden Brown, Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Jacobs, and Fanny Fern. Her reading of Edgar Allan Poe...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
...—racial, cultural, and otherwise—do not embarrass us” (14). The “we” to whom Ryan refers includes twenty-first-century readers as much as their nineteenth-century corollaries. Certainly, James Fenimore Cooper tarnished his reputation among moralizing nineteenth-century readers by attempting to exile his...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sources include John Russell Bartlett’s Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua (1854), Black Hawk’s Life (1833), John Dunn Hunter’s Memoirs of a Captivity among the Indians of North America (1823), James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... More vital are Kennedy’s striking analyses of lesser-known texts of national definition like James Fenimore Cooper’s Gleanings from Europe series, the works of Pequot activist William Apess, and Margaret Fuller’s writings from her time abroad among the Italian republicans. Kennedy’s most important...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the book provides a compelling Lacanian account of the contemporary political and legal critiques launched by James Fenimore Cooper in The Crater and Herman Melville in White-Jacket. Throughout, Berger follows Žižek in arguing for shifting fantasy from an unconscious function of the human...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
... apple’s “agro-theological career” (117) through Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. New York and Michigan appear in a reading of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Oak-Openings (1873); Ziser asserts that the “natural material...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Cole’s paintings, novels by Catharine Maria Sedgwick and James Fenimore Cooper, and popular travel literature. Sedgwick’s “sectional picturesque” exemplifies the ways in which such localization could structure a unified national geographic imaginary. Just as contrast is essential to the composition of a...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 230–234.
Published: 01 March 2019
... traces a cultural shift in the United States, “from lauding autonomy and privileging mastery to cultivating a sympathetic state and encouraging new forms of cultural recompense.” The book discusses such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, Theodore Dreiser...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., even as the latter became more and more related to technological advance throughout the nineteenth century. Early chapters on Almira Phelps, Sarah Hale, Catharine Beecher, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and Elizabeth...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., even as the latter became more and more related to technological advance throughout the nineteenth century. Early chapters on Almira Phelps, Sarah Hale, Catharine Beecher, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and Elizabeth...