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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 646–648.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Eric Solomon © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Ashes of the Mind: War and Memory in Northern Literature, 1865–1900 . By Martin Griffin. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2009. 265 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $29.95. The Other Side of Grief: The Home Front and the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jeannine DeLombard Duke University Press 2001 Jeannine ‘‘Eye-Witness to the Cruelty Southern Violence DeLombard and Northern Testimony in Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative 6363...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Timothy Sweet Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War . By Marrs Cody . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 192 pp. Cloth , $103.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... new Republican party: the long-standing American resentment of foreign aristocratic judgment and the growing belief that the slave oligarchy worked its will by overawing Northerners into a sense of inferiority. The novel helped to strengthen the parallel between these two anxieties by representing the...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Northern and Southern commentators as a form of political discourse, Brooks's caning of Sumner also reverberated with a broad set of concerns over telegraphic communication. Many noted that the cane with which Brooks assaulted Sumner was constructed of gutta-percha, the substance that was used to insulate...
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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 June 2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
... particular as they stage economic tensions between the North and the South. On the one hand, the Jew as depicted in this work embodies the threat of Northern capitalism, which many in the South viewed as an overwhelmingly powerful force. On the other hand, the Jew of these novels acts as a figure for...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... newsprint constituted the agency and subjectivity of slaves who petitioned Northern courts for freedom (in counterdistinction from the criminal will of the fugitive). Their cases reveal the contradictory logic by which abolitionists disregarded the slaves' express desires to remain with their masters, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... portrayal of slavery through contemporaneous changes in contract law. Surveying the numerous legal documents that accumulate within and between the novella and its source text, Amasa Delano's Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (1817), the essay compares contracts and...
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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 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Slave Girl 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 51 of 232 ‘‘Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 389–391.
Published: 01 June 2015
... attending to the poetry of this period is to ignore the most influ- ential and vital discursive conversation taking place in the divided nation at that time,” Barrett claims (4). Working with an impressive array of figures— unknown poets and canonical figures, Northern and Southern writers, black...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the brutalization of the black Haitian immigrant Abner Luima in a Brooklyn police precinct and the horrific shooting to death by New York police officers of Amadou Diallo reminds us that Northern vio- lence against the...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... economics is the central topic of this essay. In the wake of Richard Brodhead’s important work, the “Northern literary economy” has been seen as a crucial factor in reading Ches- nutt.3 Brodhead argues that in order to achieve literary success Ches- nutt manipulated white Northern bourgeois...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., educators, and missionaries descended upon the Sea Islands, inaugurating what one historian has called a “rehearsal for Reconstruction.”9 These Northerners were pri- marily white, middle class, evangelical Protestants, and they began publishing reports on all aspects of the Sea Islands in a...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of minstrelsy itself. As Lott famously explains, antebellum minstrel culture, as a primarily urban, white, Northern phenomenon, reflected white anxiety about “cross-­racial desire” in a “social context of white working-­class prox- Cakewalk of Capital in...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2000
... sociological texts, Hathaway’s writing is consistently clean and convincing. James R. Giles, Northern Illinois University ‘‘A Clown in a Grave Complexities and Tensions in the Works of Gregory Corso.By...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 881–882.
Published: 01 December 2000
... theory, and sociological texts, Hathaway’s writing is consistently clean and convincing. James R. Giles, Northern Illinois University ‘‘A Clown in a Grave Complexities and Tensions in the Works of Gregory...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... And if Southern courthouses count merely as military facilities in Battle-Pieces, Northern military activity itself counts as a kind of law- giving enterprise. Not only is its ultimate effect the reestablishment of...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
... interracial communities in the northern United States and Canada. Much colonizationist rhetoric asserted that Afri- can Americans’ benevolent activity in Liberia—especially the work of christianizing the African natives—would be...