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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Naomi C. Reed Duke University Press 2004 Naomi C. The Specter of Wall Street: ‘‘Bartleby, the Reed Scrivener’’ and the Language of Commodities Ere introducing the scrivener, as he ﬁrst appeared to me writes the lawyer in Herman Melville’s ‘‘Bartleby, the...
American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- ingreferences—to John Jacob Astor, to Trinity Church, to ‘‘fears of a mob to payingrent and taxes—suggest a historical subtext that the Wall Street lawyer can only subliminally acknowledge. The tale’s very abstractness...
American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 777–806.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and—worst of all—supposedly needed ‘‘diapers his life was unliv- able.2 In a speech at Dawson’s memorial service, Kevorkian’s lawyer oﬀered consolation by imagining the dead man nondisabled in some other life: ‘‘Wherever Roosevelt is today, he can breathe, he can run, and he can reach down and hug...
American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
... another side to this story’’ and to predict the trial would ‘‘doubtless develop the truth17 Indeed, when Child learned of the charges against Norman, she retained the eminent lawyer David Graham, who refused payment and joined the court-appointed lawyer, John Morrell, in arguing Norman’s case ‘‘in...
American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 463–494.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Chicano lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta (1935–1974 a prominent ﬁgure in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and early 1970s, published two book-length narratives about the Movement that, along with his...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... court has heard the evi- dence and finds for the plaintiff, and that Bartley therefore “be and he is hereby divorced,” Marcia herself appears in the courtroom accom- panied by her father, daughter, and two friends (437–38). Marcia’s father, known as Squire Gaylord, is also her lawyer and the...
American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to-day a Lawyer. —Herman Melville, “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” (1855) Herman Melville’s 1855 diptych, “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids,” proceeds by a series of contrasts: between British lawyer-bachelors and US factory women, between writing...
American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Joshua Logan Wall Schreier and Lambert each offer their scholarship as models for thinking and writing about American ethnic literature—Lambert’s paradigm for how “religious, ethnic, and racial affiliations influence authors, publishers, lawyers, and pornographers as they engage with obscenity...
American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... eager for domestic spaces, the lawyer faces, at the end of the story, privacy’s failure. Bartleby’s refusals disrupt even the conclusion of the story, such that the lawyer must add a “sequel”—that is, a temporal as well as textual addition to the original tale—that attempts to provide Bartleby with a...
American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
... States of America, by the Southern lawyer Thomas Cobb. Cobb’s subtitle, To Which is Preﬁxed, An Historical Sketch of Slavery, gives his 1858 treatise a facade of truth without any validity. Published three years later, Jacobs’s slave...
American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- lion, bowed to the implicit objectiﬁcation of her role by resorting to silence and feminine retreat—at her lawyer’s advice—when she was put on trial for publishing Ulysses. Even more pronounced was Floyd Dell’s gradual transfor...
American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
... confront the impersonal rhetoric of white male doctors and lawyers in order to do so. Gender is no small matter here, as of the seven black writers Stone discusses, only two (Frederick Douglass and Delany) are men. The focus on better- and lesser-known women—Shadd, Mary Prince, Sophia Pooley, Lavina...
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Modern Soundscapes is a focused study of the creative output of an exemplary twentieth-century Renaissance man. James Weldon Johnson was a musician, writer, diplomat, lawyer, and civil rights activist; his creative achievements span the editorship of ground-breaking anthologies to the co...
American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and heard (with all the biases and 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 34 of238 limitations implied by such an ‘‘interested’’ role), and a lawyer’s ﬁnal argument to the jury (assembling and arguing her view of the case). From the start, she...
American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 575–594.
Published: 01 September 2000
... stark form, tensions that had pervaded this community and others for some time. Accounts both of the litigants’ styles of dress and of the lawyers’ arguments make it clear that the trial became a struggle between diﬀerent...
American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 243–247.
Published: 01 June 2000
... even doc- tors and lawyers as the rubric under which a new and stable equality of endeavor and opportunity for people of color could be realized in the United States. Blackness, one might say, was a sign that made...
American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 825–830.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Turner’s jailhouse Confessions (1831), the pamphlet prepared by the lawyer Thomas Gray that remains the most important source. Tomlins finds in Turner an enslaved man whose steadfast Christian faith has long been minimized. Section two considers how this faith motivated mass violence. Section three...
American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Expectations . The prospect of finding out “what comes next” for Lee’s beloved child characters, Scout and Jem Finch, and their lawyer father, Atticus, thrilled news outlets and social media alike. Predictably, anxieties weren’t far behind—What if the “newly discovered” manuscript wasn’t very good? Did the...
American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers The legal strategy of the federal lawyers of the Sec- ond Circuit Court of Appeals was to pettifog, and it was successful. In 1926 the Iroquois of western New York sued for the return of a limited portion of their once vast...
American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the story itself.15 In abstracting paper production to book production Dowling misrepresents the fact that the paper made in the mill is for several purposes—“sermons, lawyers’ briefs, physicians’ prescriptions, love-letters, marriage certificates, bills of divorce, reg- isters of...