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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Janet Dean “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 . By Hochman Barbara . 2011 . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . xv , 377 pp. $28.95 . Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . By Hager...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Emily Satterwhite Duke University Press 2006 Emily Reading Craddock, Reading Murfree: Satterwhite Local Color, Authenticity, and Geographies of Reception You see it had never occurred to any of us that ‘‘Craddock’’ was not a man...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 182–185.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Carolyn Sorisio From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. By Mary Loeffelholz. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2004. xi, 275 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women's Narratives on Reading and Writing...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Lucia Hodgson Reading Children and Schooling Readers bridge the disciplinary divide between the history of the book and the history of the child, underscoring the imbricated discourses of literacy and childhood. They remind us of what we are apt to forget: the children we know most...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jennifer L. Brady By reconsidering the complex, dialectical relationship that existed between novels and their detractors in the antebellum United States, Brady's essay argues that antinovel commentators aimed not simply to limit the activity of novel reading but to redefine what it is and, more...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 196–199.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Kindred,SherleyAnneWil- liams’s Dessa Rose, J. California Cooper’s Family,LoreneCary’sThe Price of a Child, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Mitchell focuses on black female agency and freedom and challenges readings that position slavery’s history at the cen- ter of the black female ‘‘self...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Faulkner and the Politics of Reading. By Karl F. Zender. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2002. xviii, 179 pp. $29.95. Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s ‘‘Go Down, Moses By Thadious M. Davis. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. xi, 339 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Renée Bergland 2005 Writing for Immortality: Women Writers and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America . By Anne E. Boyd. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2004. x, 305 pp. $55.00; The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Book Reviews 867 poem—as missing places in our literary maps of the nineteenth-century United States. Hamilton’s reading of the antebellum sketch is distinctly more suspicious than is Kete’s study of the genres of the album. The intimacy of the sketch, in Hamilton’s analysis, is always...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Barbara Hochman Duke University Press 2002 Barbara The Reading Habit and ‘‘The Yellow Wallpaper’’ Hochman During Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s engagement to Walter Stetson, a friend offered her a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Gilman refused to accept...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... A Vice for Voices: Reading Emily Dickinson’s Correspondence. By Marietta Mess- mer. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2001. xi, 280 pp. $34.95. We all know by now, or should, that literary scholarship tends to construct its...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Thurston’s formalist readings of Rolfe’s and Hughes’s lyric poetry do not serve his argument well, but he is more at ease exploring the modernist forms of quotation, juxtaposition, and documentation employed...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2003
... early writings in his father’s antislavery newspaper and the assertion that local colorist Rose Terry Cooke ‘‘was caught up in abolition’’ (55). Did any of these realist writers actually read slave narratives...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... The Woman in the Red Dress: Gender, Space, and Reading. By Minrose C. Gwin. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2002. viii, 219 pp. $34.95. Hazel Smith’s intent, and her achievement, is to thoroughly theorize the famil...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 632–633.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of the book, of the natural history collection as an 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 171 of 237 extension and expression of the naturalist-collector. The chapter on John and William Bartram reads the famous Bartram garden at Kingsessing as an im- portant...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 200.
Published: 01 March 2000
... for them to distinguish themselves from their European counterparts. The groundbreaking claims of Egan’s work are weakened, in part, by the limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., by the limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 186 of 246 few authors, at times I found myself wonderingjust how far these ideas pene- trated the entire culture. I would have liked more thorough discussions...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 219–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., by the limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 186 of 246 few authors, at times I found myself wonderingjust how far these ideas pene- trated the entire culture. I would have liked more thorough discussions...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 224–225.
Published: 01 March 2000
... for them to distinguish themselves from their European counterparts. The groundbreaking claims of Egan’s work are weakened, in part, by the limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 200–201.
Published: 01 March 2001
... insight, but what makes this collection so useful is how it employs such a broad array of theoretically thoughtful and empirically rigorous scholarly approaches to explore various early American zones of encounter, revealing how a multiplicity of readings are available for past events that often tell...