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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Adam Gussow 2006 Lying Up a Nation: Race and Black Music . By Ronald Radano. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xix, 417 pp. Paper, $27.50. Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties . By Scott Saul. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2003. xiv, 394 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Jennifer Greeson Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America . By Chakkalakal Tess . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2011 . 145 pp. $40.00 . Righteous Violence: Revolution, Slavery, and the American Renaissance . By Reynolds Larry J...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Russ Castronovo Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species . By Neel Ahuja . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xix, 262 pp. Cloth, $89.95 ; paper, $24.95 ; e-book, $14.49 . The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 662–664.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ed White Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom . By Otter Samuel . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2010 . xii , 396 pp. $35.00 . Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History . By Ernest John . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Andrew Donnelly Abstract This article contrasts the reading pedagogy inspired by the “talking book” and the reading pedagogy described by Frederick Douglass. The talking book offers literacy as a thing to be acquired that can be traded for freedom. “Literacy as a gift” inculcates in students a view...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... argue that cats emerge in Tom Sawyer as captive bodies (among many hard-to-see captives). In the constrained but spectacular movements of these captive bodies, the novel troubles the particularly American freedom actualized in Tom’s play and gestures to a fugitive or feral movement that, though...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., writers described it by the temperance movement's familiar metaphor for habituation to alcohol: self-enslavement. “Opium slaves” joined the ranks of figurative “slaves to the bottle,” as implicitly white men who had ironically squandered their freedom in exchange for a degrading compulsion. At the same...
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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 December 2010) 82 (4): 859–861.
Published: 01 December 2010
...John McGowan © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom . By Cary Nelson. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2010. ix, 289 pp. $27.95. The New American Exceptionalism . By Donald E. Pease. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2009...
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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 December 2016) 88 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Caren Irr Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom . By Anker Elisabeth R. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2014 . xiv, 338 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper, $25.95 . Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism . By Smith Rachel Greenwald...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theo Hummer © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II . By Jennifer C. James. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. 324 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.50. Behind the Lines...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Rebecca Wanzo By Angelyn Mitchell. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2002. xiv,170 pp. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $20.00. By Dwight A. McBride. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2002. xvi, 205 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.00. 2004 Book Reviews The Freedom to Remember: Narrative...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... newsprint constituted the agency and subjectivity of slaves who petitioned Northern courts for freedom (in counterdistinction from the criminal will of the fugitive). Their cases reveal the contradictory logic by which abolitionists disregarded the slaves' express desires to remain with their masters, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christopher C. Freeburg © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Freedom's Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640–1940 . By Laura Doyle. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xii, 578 pp. Cloth, $99.95; paper, $27.95. The French Atlantic Triangle...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Carrie Hyde Hyde reassesses the relationship between natural and civil rights by tracking the climatological metaphors that shape representations of the 1841 slave revolt aboard the Creole , in which 135 slaves obtained freedom by redirecting a US ship to the British territory of Nassau, Bahamas...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2008
... ethics of individual response to the issues of freedom and community raised by international genocide and world war. This essay reads “In Distrust of Merits” as a courageous and complex but not altogether successful poem dealing with tough questions about war, ethics, and trust. Moreover, it reads “The...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... mask and enable the US government’s destruction of Caribbean revolutionary and anticolonial societies in the name of the freedoms and intimacy neoliberal capitalism purported to offer. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Alexander M. Jacqui . 2005 . Pedagogies of Crossing...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Cristin Ellis Ellis’s essay reconstructs the history of environmental crisis—the crisis of Southern soil exhaustion—at the heart of the antebellum slavery debates. Through readings of landscape in My Bondage and My Freedom , the essay argues that in the 1850s, Douglass displaces the moral and...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in the context of “Quashie to Buccra,” his earlier meditation on agricultural labor and the cultivation of poetic taste, to highlight the narrative of work omitted from the later poem. In fragmenting that narrative, “Tropics” generates an alternative temporality and spatiality of freedom. © 2012 by...