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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Stephanie Li Duke University Press 2007 Stephanie Resistance, Silence, and Placées: Li Charles Bon’s Octoroon Mistress and Louisa Picquet In 1850, Mary Walker, a free woman of color, filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2005
... limited grid of representa- tion that chattel slavery produced about the people that were called masters, mistresses, and slaves. On one hand, Reed uses his writ- ing as a boco would his witchcraft, breathing life into stereotypes of resistance, submission, dominance, benevolence, brutality, and for...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to encompass both slave mistresses and those they enslaved. In chapter 4, Patton turns her analysis to the novels of Frances Harper and Pauline Hopkins, maintaining that both authors try to revise notions of ‘‘true...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 874.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- der roles and cultural values. Ultimately, the language of maternity is used to encompass both slave mistresses and those they enslaved. In chapter 4, Patton turns her analysis to the novels of Frances Harper and...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Northern soil, Harriet lived in constant fear of recapture as a fugitive slave until her mistress Cornelia Grinnell brokered, explic- itly against her wishes, her legal freedom. Her children and brother, however, were free from such fears as they had been brought into the North legally...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 609–611.
Published: 01 September 2015
... mixed- race mistress figures (such as the “West Indian mulâtresse” and the New Orleans “placée”) whose relative financial and sexual independence posed a threat to the racial and colonial order. There is not the same level of historical contextualization, unfortunately, of the tragic muse...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the tragic mulatta figure, who has no sexual agency nor autonomy, as a response—and effort to contain—the unruly public mixed- race mistress figures (such as the “West Indian mulâtresse” and the New Orleans “placée”) whose relative financial and sexual independence posed a threat to the...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 553–575.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Domestics during the Depression in New York City (1993), recorded that Mrs. Margie Smith’s employer paid her on time, “sent her to night school and even helped her with her homework”—but then attributed the white woman’s support to inexperience at mistress-ship rather than caring...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 657–663.
Published: 01 September 2005
... devoted to undated letters as well as let- ters that were located too late to be included chronologically in the preceding volumes. General Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet. By Charlotte Gordon. New York: Little, Brown. 2005. xiii, 337 pp. $27.95. Gordon, a poet...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... mountaintop hut above the Neutral Ground. She emerges from the experience as the histori- cal nation personified—daughter of Washington, mistress of the spy, mother of the union between North and South. After her brother Henry is sentenced to death by a Continental tribunal, Frances...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 701–724.
Published: 01 December 2010
... mistress, who never repaid her. As one might expect by now, the later version suppresses the sense of outrage we see in the Incidents passage, which ends with an angry exclama- tion, “The honor of a slaveholder to a slave!” (ILSG, 13). Lacking this charged commentary, the Freedmen text...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... commitment to the notion that “the world had no meaning, no end but nothingness, and that man’s achievements were all finally perishable—cosmic jokes, like man himself” (5). When Theodore discovers that his mistress, Lelia Ballesteros, has been raped, murdered, and mutilated, his abstract pes...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 221–228.
Published: 01 March 2001
... story of Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved mistress, daughter, and granddaughters, a story inspired by rumors of Jefferson’s intimate relationships with his slaves. The text is followed by articles, essays, letters, speeches, sermons, and ex- cerpts from other books that were either direct sources for...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Korga consumes this “knowledge” with a speed and ferocity that sur- prises even his mistress until she orders him to stop. Soon thereafter, she ritualistically cleans her filthy, knowledge-­filled prize. Korga’s understanding, however artificial, of the discursive processes by which...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... a white child, we encounter her milk as white culture’s surplus labor: the body stolen to make a marriageable, exchangeable daughter. But Randall multiplies Mitchell’s traffic in women. The plantation’s white mistress also wants to play wet-nurse to her own wet-nurse’s brown child. She pulled...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 423–435.
Published: 01 June 2009
... well-known autobiographies by Malcolm Cowley, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein alongside less familiar works by expatriates such as Sylvia Beach’s Shake- speare and Company, Alfred Kreymborg’s Troubadour, and Samuel Putnam’s Paris Was Our Mistress. The Making of James Agee. By...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Melville’s genre-busting plots might be summarized together: the bastard daughters of dead mistresses discover their paternities through erotically charged relationships with their half- brothers, and then everybody dies. At first glance, The Power of Sym- pathy might seem to bear little...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... that force him to marry and, one by one, take on three mistresses. To keep them all straight, Henry surreptitiously uses a computer, the Electronic Logistics Systems Analyzer (ELSA), owned by his employer Acme Trucking, to store their data and plot a route between them. Everything goes as...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008