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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... His single chapter on the fiction is devoted to Melville’s shattered sequels—the deliberately awkward, unsettling codas that distinguish his greatest fictional narratives, from Moby-Dick through The Confidence-Man. ‘‘Something further may follow of this Masquerade the latter concludes, but this...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 649–650.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Melanie . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2008 . xiv , 263 pp. Cloth , $71.95 ; paper , $25.95 . Romances of the White Man’s Burden: Race, Empire, and the Plantation in American Literature, 1880-1936 . By Wells Jeremy . Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt Univ. Press . 2011 . x , 238 pp...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Scott Selisker This essay considers Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) from the standpoint of its influential depiction of African Americans as automata. Through Ellison's other writings, including his review of Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma (1944) and his unpublished drafts of Invisible...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... For those who have decided to travel to Kerouac territory, Jones’s study will make an excellent guidebook. John Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore Creating the Modern Man: American...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alan Nadel Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” . By Foley Barbara . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2010 . xi, 386 pp. Cloth , $99.95 ; paper , $29.95 . A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Brooke Hopkins John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. New York: Knopf. 2005. x, 578 pp. $35.00. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Hildegard Hoeller A Man's Game: Masculinity and the Anti-Aesthetics of American Literary Naturalism. By John Dudley. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. viii, 222 pp. $35.00. Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of American Naturalism. By Jennifer L. Fleissner. Chicago: Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- matically destabilize the seemingly naturalized distinctions (such as 360 American Literature those between man and machine, nature and culture, human and ani- mal) that define the human being as biologically and psychically dis- tinct from the material worlds it inhabits.8 This quality of figures to...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lena M. Hill Hill examines how art theory and plastic art objects facilitate Ellison's presentation of African American consciousness in Invisible Man . When considered alongside manuscripts of the novel in addition to letters and other archival material, the published text emerges as heavily...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 628–630.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Keith Byerman © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore . By Patrick B. Mullen. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2008. xii, 210 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. The Hammers of Creation: Folk Culture in Modern African...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Dolan Hubbard By Charles Duncan. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 1998. xx, 214 pp. $36.95. 2003 190 American Literature The Absent Man: The Narrative Quest of Charles W. Chesnutt. By Charles Duncan...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Max Cavitch Duke University Press 2003 Max The Man That Was Used Up: Cavitch Poetry, Particularity, and the Politics of Remembering George Washington 6849...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Taylor Evans Abstract The steam man is a trope of early US science fiction, one inaugurated by the first dime novel Edisonade, Edward Ellis’s 1868 story The Steam Man of the Prairies . Focusing on early steam man stories as well as the historical origin of the trope—Zadoc Dederick’s 1868 invention...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2 An image of the Newark Steam Man, apparently submitted with the patent. From the New York Public Library Figure 2 An image of the Newark Steam Man, apparently submitted with the patent. From the New York Public Library More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3 Cover of an 1870 reprint of The Steam Man of the Prairies , showing a colorized version of the original (1868) cover image. From the Northern Illinois University Libraries online archive, Nickels and Dimes Figure 3 Cover of an 1870 reprint of The Steam Man of the Prairies, showing a More
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Whittier’s “The Black Man” (1845) became a cause célèbre for abolitionists. I argue that to effectively persuade his white Northern audience, Whittier rewrote his source texts into the sentimental registers of moral suasion and culturally decontextualized Juan Placido, transforming the “Cuban martyr poet...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , portrays the consequences of accepting existing, white-authored literary representations of the Old Negro. While Johnson’s ex–colored man fails to reclaim this figure, Johnson himself did exactly that in his 1917 adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the electric chair at Sing Sing prison alongside James Weldon Johnson's 1912 novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , the essay argues that these texts invite us to recast early twentieth-century black resistance in electrical terms, terms that expose racial violence as a function of...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... African Americans to feel more assimilated than American Indians and reminding them that the dominant culture considered even the unassimilated Indian to be racially superior to the black man. Finally, Johnston's photos of public schools attended by white children transform images of Indian objects and...