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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Shari Huhndorf “That the People Might Live”: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy . By Krupat Arnold . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 242 pp. $45.00 . The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico . By Cox James H...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 799–820.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Anne W. Gulick Duke University Press 2006 Anne W. We Are Not the People: Gulick The 1805 Haitian Constitution’s Challenge to Political Legibility in the Age of Revolution As the symbolic and pragmatic uses of Haiti change over...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 462–464.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Country: Ralph Ellison in America. By Horace Porter. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2001. 168 pp. $29.95. Spiritual, Blues, and Jazz People in African American Fiction: Living in Paradox. By A. Yemisi...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Book Reviews White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown’s African and American Theater.By Marvin McAllister. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2003. x, 239 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $18.95. Theatre, Society...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Hilary E. Wyss In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery . By Kolodny Annette . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xvii , 426 pp. Cloth, $99.95 ; paper, $27.95 . That Dream Shall Have a...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of his people. More recently, critics have come to find in Apess a radical voice latching on to the power of the pulpit and the rhetoric of the abolitionist movement to argue for Native rights. In either case, Apess seems to have risen up from a kind of intellectual vacuum with no way of accounting...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—purged, indeed, of people altogether. The book's seeming hostility to family life is all the more striking in contrast to a rival design manual, Clarence Cook's The House Beautiful (1877), whose sentimental sketches of husbands, wives, babies, and tea kettles insist that marriage and domesticity are...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... people into simultaneous embodiments of progress and immobility, bolstering white students' identities as representatives of “civilization.” The essay also examines writing by former American Indian boarding-school students to show how they reimagined the figure of the Indian to critique the falsely...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anything to anyone, in part because once he expresses himself, he is no longer in charge of what people may do with that information. Salinger's lawsuit then can be read as a protection not only of his privacy, but of his authenticity, a twentieth-century creation that is becoming a twenty-first-century...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... indigenous people expose the differences that the two women bring to their collaborative project. Whipple's ambivalence about her literary subject becomes apparent in the descriptions of Eldridge she offers through the narrator and white female characters in Elleanor's Second Book . The essay argues that...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
... free black people of the United States might activate the volcanic latency of racial discontent in their country just as Ogé had in his. At the same time, Vashon’s revision of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Toussaint L’Ouverture” (1833) offsets the way in which Louverture’s name had become...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michele Currie Navakas Abstract Coral circulated through the everyday lives of antebellum women and men (free and enslaved) as beads, necklaces, bracelets, reef specimens, and other objects. And antebellum coral was almost always more than merely ornamental. Coral has captivated people, across many...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
... key legal and political contexts that gave its narrative shape (and to which Williams addressed his text), including California Governor John Bigler’s anti-coolieism campaign (1852), the California Supreme Court ruling in People v. Hall (1854), and the widely publicized Modoc War (1872–73). It builds...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. Peter Moore Abstract The present essay grows out of an engagement with a single line from Amiri Baraka’s 1964 book, The Dead Lecturer . In the poem “Rhythm and Blues,” Baraka writes, “The people of my life / caressed with a silence that only they understand.” The line appears amid a long...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” and were understood by the earliest readers to be the ancestors of Amerindian peoples, and the righteous “Nephites,” the fair-skinned narrators of The Book of Mormon . This essay shows how The Book of Mormon ’s foundational raci(al)ist orthodoxy autodeconstructs, and in so doing not only offers a...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
... message of the novel, the involutions of its ending suggest that by impersonating characters whom he thinks of as light-skinned black people passing as white, Cooper seeks imaginative pleasures just as much as, if not more than, he advances political aims. It is worth considering, Sanborn concludes...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
... autobiography, coupled with Pretty Shield’s explanations of historical use of the sign language among precontact Crow people, suggests new views of various critical problems within the hybrid genre of American Indian autobiography, of which this text is one example. Pretty Shield’s husband, Goes Ahead, used the...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... decades-long struggle between the United States and the Sauks, as well as other native peoples in the western Great Lakes region, over how to conceptualize native landholding, diplomacy, and trade. The narrative explores the effects of reducing a complex regional matrix to a series of treaty-mediated...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... historiography of wartime culture. Cohen analyzes a series of contraband works: abolitionist poems by John Greenleaf Whittier; African American spirituals like “O Let My People Go”; minstrel songs like “Kingdom Coming”; and an assortment of anonymous poems published as broadsides and in periodicals such as the...