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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... voices of children, slaves, and other marginalized people. Duane recovers and analyzes the records of the New York African Free School in the 1810s and 1820s, an archive that features the work of the first generation of black children to inherit freedom in New York City. She argues that the scripted...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel. By Edlie L. Wong. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2009. viii, 337 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. Book Reviews Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African American Literature. Ed...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2009. vii, 210 pp. $24.95. Horace Greeley's “New-York Tribune”: Civil War–Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor. By Adam Tuchinsky. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2010. xv, 312 pp. $59.95. Book Reviews Beyond Douglass: New...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Lance Newman In the 1850s, Frederick Douglass set out to nurture emergent antislavery commitments within the most advanced political milieu of the antebellum decade, the Free Soil movement. Douglass developed a protoenvironmentalist critique of capitalism's alienation of workers from the land...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1836). It explores material that has been largely left out of the antislavery story: the cases brought by abolitionists to free slaves who had traveled with their masters into free territory. Wong's essay reconstructs the records of these cases from popular literature, newsprint, and legal pamphlets to...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2002
... she pur- sues the psychology and politics behind the Melville revival of the early twen- tieth century. The scholars who created the revival—and Spark dissects the theories of all of them—wrote in an atmosphere in which free thought was inhibited by the competing values of individualism and order...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2011
... abstract horizons of national belonging, mediated by state-sanctioned insti- tutions that seemed free of the government (the temperance movement, for instance). Lost social relations survived only as discredited modes of imag- ining: the manias, reveries, and drunken hallucinations haunting the pages...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2009
... myth. For Doyle, this idea provides an important opportunity to rethink the literary history of the novel in the Atlan- tic world beginning in the seventeenth century. To pull the rhetoric of free- dom down to earth, Doyle does not begin with ex-slaves’ claims for freedom in slave narratives or...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... assumptions about “free” markets that we have unconsciously relied on in our literary histories, while also showing how a focus on the social practices of patronage and philanthropy helps us ask new questions about the relation of literature to corporate capitalism. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
... free black people of the United States might activate the volcanic latency of racial discontent in their country just as Ogé had in his. At the same time, Vashon’s revision of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Toussaint L’Ouverture” (1833) offsets the way in which Louverture’s name had become...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michele Currie Navakas Abstract Coral circulated through the everyday lives of antebellum women and men (free and enslaved) as beads, necklaces, bracelets, reef specimens, and other objects. And antebellum coral was almost always more than merely ornamental. Coral has captivated people, across many...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... introduced into the literary landscape a complicated view of what readers and writers increasingly saw as a suspect “free” market. Writers such as Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, and John Greenleaf Whittier imagined a world of goods haunted by the touch of enslaved laborers—goods...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... necessary to Tom’s development, always leaps beyond and in the way of efforts to produce a free, individual subject. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 slavery play Mark Twain minor bodies fugitivity escape Despite the fact that in 1894 Mark Twain would describe the cat as the...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Marshall’s novel Praisesong for the Widow (1983) and Audre Lorde’s biomythography Zami (1982), the essay demonstrates how US black feminist literature used Hurston’s work as a stimulant and script for representing the Caribbean as a free zone of individual autonomy and desire outside of hegemonic and...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Michael Devine In the first two decades of the twentieth century, American artists connected to the journal the Seven Arts sought to transform the cinema into an indigenous art free from European influence. Precisely because the cinema was “an art that won't behave,” as the journal's first essay on...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... celebratory model of either an ideal embodied pluralism or a free-floating deconstructive signifier. It presents an alternative model in Islas's use of hybridity for critiquing readerly desires for identity representation and common, everyday habits of thinking of identity in terms of a one-to-one relation...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics of visual spectatorship, the essay analyzes Cliff's novel Free Enterprise (1993); the central scene is an unveiling of this painting. Destabilizing Ruskin's reading of the painting's sublimity and asking what it means to “take pleasure in looking at images of terror,” Cliff's novel inserts a black...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... geometry that underlies their free-verse forms. This subtle mathematical patterning, based on the natural numbers four, three, and seven and on the sequence of the first twenty-four primes, provides the foundation for a contemporary earthworks poetics. Hedge Coke explicates an older form of Indigenous...