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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 2 Illustration from George B. Cheever’s The Dream; or, The True History of Deacon Giles’ Distillery and Deacon Jones’ Brewery ( 1848 ), originally published in 1835 as Inquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery . Made available by the Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Collection More
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 835–837.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Keith Byerman © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 National History and the World of Nations: Capital, State, and the Rhetoric of History in Japan, France, and the United States . By Christopher L. Hill. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvi, 351 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $24.95. Popular...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kevin Modestino Ersatz America: Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy . By Mark Rebecca . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2014 . xiii, 300 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $29.50 . America Writes Its History, 1650–1850: The Formation of a National Narrative...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... literature, and cross-cultural, multilingual, and transnational approaches (7). Tellingly, the anxiety staged by this revisionary move, which coarticulates Jewish American literary history with a vocabulary and ethics of marginalization, repeats the formative history of the professional field. The trope of...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Jerome D. DeNuccio, Graceland University The Poetics of Natural History: From John Bartram to William James. By Christoph Irmscher. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 1999. xvii, 354 pp. $42.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
... print in this period was at times incommensurate with the values and practices of Native historiography. Through an analysis of Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations (1827), Radus argues that Cusick, a Tuscarora historian, used various rhetorical and narrative techniques to alter the...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2004
...- liams’s Dessa Rose, J. California Cooper’s Family,LoreneCary’sThe Price of a Child, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Mitchell focuses on black female agency and freedom and challenges readings that position slavery’s history at the cen- ter of the black female ‘‘self At the heart of The Freedom to...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jordan Alexander Stein © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America . Ed. Thomas A. Foster. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 405 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 454–456.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Timothy Parrish The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels . By Gonzáles Juan Morán . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2010 . 146 pp. Cloth , $44.95 ; CD , $9.95 . Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Mary Caton Lingold The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past . By Siemerling Winfried . Montreal, QC : McGill-Queen’s Univ. Press . 2015 . xiv, 545 pp. Cloth , $110.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. Black Atlas...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Joshua Logan Wall The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History . By Schreier Benjamin . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . x, 270 pp. Cloth , $89.00 ; paper, $25.00 ; e-book available. Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 463–496.
Published: 01 September 2017
... semiotics of American identity shaped Irving’s politics and publications, this essay shows how rhetorical analyses of American identity provide new insights into the history of US nationalism and the political significance of American authorship. US writers understood that the language of identity was not...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Timothy Aubry Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility . By Cotkin George . Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . viii, 433 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book available. The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy . By Michaels Walter Benn . Chicago...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 194–195.
Published: 01 March 2001
... colonial discourses in the early Americas. Born out of an international conference sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, this col- lection contains no less than seventeen innovative essays on how individuals and societies ‘‘became colonial...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Peter Lurie Duke University Press 2001 Peter ‘‘Some Trashy Myth of Reality’s Escape Lurie Romance, History, and Film Viewing in Absalom, Absalom! I must be in the story (verisimilitude needs me), but I must also be elsewhere...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Marissa López © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 There Was a Woman: La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture. By Domino Renee Perez. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2008. xix, 272 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. Chicana Sexuality and Gender: Cultural Refiguring in Literature, Oral History...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 449–451.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mark Rifkin Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England . By Jean M. O'Brien. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. 2010. xxvi, 269 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.95. Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History . By Daniel H. Usner Jr. Cambridge: Harvard...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum United States . By Wilson Ivy G. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . x, 237 pp. Cloth , $99.00 ; paper , $29.95 . Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature . By Jarrett Gene Andrew . New York : New York...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2011 . ix , 320 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory . By Newman Andrew . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2012 . ii , 328 pp. $45.00 . Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Class of Americans Called Africans (1833), which speaks to these very issues of race and national identity, is not. Because ‘‘the literary history of the intersections between race and nation in antebellum America has important resonances for contemporary debates about national identity’’ (11) and...