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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Moral Reform Society’s adoption of a ‘‘color-blind’’ position and in the angry critiques it engendered. Here Glaude deftly presents a wealth of primary evi- 192 American Literature dence, contextualizing it within the histories of U.S. racial ideology and Afri- can American political strategy...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 868–870.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Martyn Bone Darker than Blue: On the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture . By Gilroy Paul . Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 207 pp. $22.95 . Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature . By Goyal Yogita . New York : Cambridge Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Gordon Fraser The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace . By Ryan Susan M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 217 pp. Cloth , $69.00 ; e-book available. Plagiarama! William Wells Brown and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Information Culture . By Peter West. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 229 pp. $44.95. Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading . By Carol Colatrella. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2002. x, 337 pp. $55.00. Herman Melville and the American Calling...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
...James R. Giles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition . By Lorenzo Thomas. Ed. Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2008. 224 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Black Heart: The Moral...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 673–674.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy. By Anthony Cunningham. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2001. x, 296 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. This study offers a...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 393–411.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Zachariah Pickard Duke University Press 2007 Zachariah The Morality of Aesthetic Action: Pickard Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, and the Politics of Poetry In Axel’s Castle (1931), Edmund Wilson argues that the symbolists and their...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... through compelling counternarratives to constitutional patriotism, models of local attachment that De Forest recognizes as the political sensibility of “geographical morality.” Geographical morality implies allegiance to a prediscursive and so-called natural state whose limits are set by climate and human...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
... The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism. By Wendy Steiner. Chi- cago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1995. xi, 251 pp. Paper, $14.00. Modernism and Morality: Ethical Devices in European and American Fiction.By...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Joanne van der Woude By Ruth H. Bloch. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2003. x, 225 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $21.95. By Paul Downes. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. xii, 239 pp.$55.00. 2004 Book Reviews Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Elizabeth Twitchell Twitchell's essay examines Dave Eggers's What Is the What (2006) in the context of recent international interest in the morality of uncertainty, a stance which looks to self-erasure, not-knowing, and imaginative empathy as providing both the most humane response to trauma and a...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... display one’s adherence to conventional public morality. Melville’s fiction shows us how privacy became a language of morality across the nineteenth century while at the same time imagining various counterprivate forms that resist entanglement with domesticity, property, and liberal individualism...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one of...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David Zimmerman Abstract Charles Brockden Brown’s four major novels, all written between 1798 and 1800, are devoted to the conundrum of moral complicity—the impossibility of pinpointing moral accountability for harms in a world where intersubjective life makes it impossible to separate one person’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... contend that it was more likely conceived as an appropriation and revision of Southworth, whose pivotal chapter is titled “The New Medea.” Anxiously competing for the role of moral and cultural advisor to female readers, Howells writes his own deserted wife novel, in which he vanquishes Southworth in a...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Kahf uses the formal strategies of the bildungsroman to contest the moral superiority of secular feminism and to assert an Islamic feminism that works in tandem with American identity. She situates her protagonist’s ultimate independence from the family fold, patriarchal Islam, and mainstream US...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., as media technologies operated by men. Drawing on Michel Foucault and the history of the book, this article uses the example of Hefner to theorize the editorial subject. Like Foucault’s author function, the editor function represents a position of legal, moral, and authorial responsibility that binds...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... emphasizes reception rather than authorial intention to show how the militant abolitionist James Redpath and his journal, the Anglo-African , aligned Jacobs’s book with the legacy of Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. While Garrisonian pacifists like Child emphasized the moral influence of Jacobs’s testimony...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jessica Conrad Abstract This essay examines the unique positionality of abolitionist boycott literature, situated within the sentimental trends of antebellum literature while employing the sensationalist language of consumer interaction with morally compromised goods. Boycott literature ultimately...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... discourses of literary aesthetics were bound to a set of questions about whether meaning derived from God, language, or man. The literary was not a mark of the secular, understood as the absence of spiritual concerns, but part of a process of thinking about the relationship of individual will to moral law...