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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder , African American Literature, and Periodical Culture . By Eric Gardner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 329 pp. Cloth , $105.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $30.99 . The Black Newspaper and the...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 186–189.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... By Martha Banta. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011. 233 pp. $95.00. Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space. By Alice Fahs. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 376 pp. Cloth, $39.95; e-book, $39.95. What was the history of books? As the field...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jean M. Lutes Abstract The newspaper advice column has shaped the American imagination in unacknowledged ways. Using Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) as a lens into a wily, underestimated genre, I juxtapose West’s riff on the newspaper advice column with readings of the real thing. I...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Beringer It is widely assumed that the American comic strip “begins” in the 1890s with the multipanel sequences appearing in Sunday newspapers. This essay challenges this periodization by looking to an archive of humor magazines from the 1850s and 60s. As early as 1852, artists including Frank...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 523–555.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jarvis C. McInnis Abstract This essay reconstructs the history of the Cotton Farmer , a rare African American newspaper edited and published by black tenant farmers employed by the Delta and Pine Land Company, once the world’s largest corporate cotton plantation located in the Mississippi delta...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Barbara Eckstein Taken together these three studies of US urban life a century ago provide a vital narrative of institutions—major newspapers, major parks, major poets, and major and not so major discourses of urban affections—that shaped a being called the American. The scholarship and clarity...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in Chapman’s and Edelstein’s texts. To state at the outset: all three studies will be invaluable to students of US literature, history, and newspaper journalism, and to scholars of US women’s history, in addition to those pursuing related inter- and transdisciplinary studies. The three authors...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Rodrigo Lazo Duke University Press 2002 Rodrigo Filibustering Cuba: Cecilia Valdés and a Memory Lazo of Nation in the Americas In 1883 the New York-based, Spanish-language newspaper El Espejo printed an advertisement promoting Cirilo Villa- verde’s...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ‘‘commercial literary culture’’ in the North, she is also resourceful in seek- ing out Southern newspapers and magazines that somehow eluded paper and ink shortages, at least until drafted printers and editors let the Southern Illus...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 391–394.
Published: 01 June 2016
... influence public opinion” (2). She presents a series of chapters focusing on Phillis Wheatley; Briton Hammon and John Marrant; Samson Occom; Deborah Sampson; the newspaper editor Clementina Rind; and John Howland, the barber turned community leader whose reference to “the republic of letters” continues to...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... designated as socialists and anarchists, these activists had predicted class uprisings against the monstrosities of capitalism. Meanwhile, many newspapers and leaders in the business and religious communi- ties had denounced all labor unionists as foreign savages ‘‘who mean to sweep through modern...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
... alternative solution. Marshal- ing evidence from newspapers, letters, and memoirs, he proposes that Poe was followed on a fateful boat and train trip by three brothers of Elmira Shelton, a wealthy widow of...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Douglass published an article noting Brown’s down-the-rabbit-hole style of literary theft (Brown had plagiarized from a speech of Benjamin Disraeli, who had been caught for plagiarizing the same speech from Adolphe Thiers), Brown followed up by plagiarizing from Douglass’s former newspaper, the North...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
... proliferation of cheap literature, poems, and newspapers printed and dissemi- nated through innovations such as the steam cylinder press, the production of cheap paper, the railroad system, and mail service during the US-Mexico War years all attest that the era before the Civil War was the most...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2019
... agency to engage with issues of integration and black radicalism at home and anticolonialism abroad while also combatting “surveillance, censorship, and ridicule” from the federal government and white press (9). Chapter 1 uses Robert Abbott’s newspaper Chicago Defender and W. E. B. Du Bois’s magazine...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Spokane’s theaters. Sifting through newspapers, city directories, and other archival sources, George identifies some of the competing objectives and aspirations of Spokane’s stakeholders. All wanted different things from their town, which was—like many western settlements—originally established to extract...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Gatsby’s blending of mass culture and modernism. In this essay, I argue that a crucial dimension of this intermingling process is the novel’s depiction, appropriation, and displacement of the urban tabloid newspapers just gaining prominence in Gatsby’s moment. Patricia Meyer...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 727–755.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., / He had a dauntless spirit and a press 1 What we have yet to fully appreciate is the extent to which Garrison and his newspaper, the Liberator (1831–65), influenced American literary culture. Propelled by his own dictum to be ‘‘as harsh as truth Garrison published many slave nar- ratives...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 171–181.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Chroniclers offers a lively and engaging analysis of the early twentieth-century crónica, a periodical form that can be loosely translated as “chronicle” and appears as a newspaper column infused with artistic concerns and a writer’s personal style. Mahieux positions her cronistas in a “third space...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- nected to the larger entities of newspapers and nations because they are imagined to exist alongside each other within the same progres- sion of time. For Anderson, the “imagined linkage” among the articles of a newspaper is similar to the connection among the members of the nation, partly because...