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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... “emotional immediacy” they had experienced at a American Literature, Volume 83, Number 1, March 2011 DOI 10.1215/00029831-2010-065 © 2011 by Duke University Press 122 American Literature conference on the death penalty when they heard over speakerphone the voice of a man on death row. They decided...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 421–427.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2014. xi, 330 pp. $49.95. Some scholars contend that, prior to the 1920s, the death penalty didn’t have a significant impact on American literature. This study pushes against this mis- conception by arguing that—from the anti-gallows movement in antebellum America...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... . . . Nor has the legislation of the States stopped at the protection of their lives, but the security of limbs and the general com- fort of the body are, in most of the States, amply provided for, various penalties being inflicted on masters for their cruel treatment . . . .”4 Because slaves did...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... emphasizes one penalty—death—for a whole range of offenses, and so it seems ultimately less concerned with punishment than with enumerating and managing the kinds of social behaviors that it also specifies are unacceptable. Like Danforth’s sermon (and unlike Rowlandson’s narrative...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... correlated with a shift from public hangings to executions conducted within the walls of penitentiaries (Pfeifer 2004 , 122). As David Garland ( 2010 , 34) writes, one legacy of this movement toward concealed, technical, and antitheatrical executions is that the modern death penalty looks like “a mirror...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
...-Pharr,­ 389–411. Death penalty. “State Killing, the Stage of Innocence, and The Exonerated,” by Katy Ryan, 121–51. Delany, Samuel R. “A World of Difference: Samuel Delany’s Dhalgren and the Protocols of Racial Reading,” by Mark Chia-Yon­ Jerng, 251–78. “Clean: Death and Desire in Samuel R...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
... first African American postal carrier in his town, has received anony- mous notes demanding that he leave his position and, in fact, the city. If he does not, the letters warn, ‘‘your life will pay the penalty 48 The man reports to the Crisis,however,that‘‘Iamstillintheservice...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 725–751.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Milo” (T, 164). “[C]lothed in the impersonality of greatness,” Aubyn must pay “‘the penalty of greatness—one becomes a monument histo- rique a deindividualized expression of cultural progress, incapable of inspiring authentic, personal emotion (T, 198, 193). Glennard feels little compunction...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Frank Reade, Jr., in Cuba 293 1896. Weyler’s measures were reported derisively by the Times on 17 February 1896; they included extending the death penalty to any- one who would “circulate by any means whatever news or informa- tion, directly or indirectly, favorable to the...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... foreign authority. Alluding to the concept of force majeure, “that great and practical rule, which declares that that which is the clear result of necessity ought to draw after it no penalty and no hazard,” Webster suggests that “unlawful force” should be regarded in the same manner as any act of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... spot on a front tooth. She can read and write, and in all probability will try to get to the Free States. All persons are forbidden, under penalty of the law, to harbor or employ said slave. $150 will be given to whoever takes her in the state, and $300 if taken out of the state and...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000