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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Brooke Hopkins John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. New York: Knopf. 2005. x, 578 pp. $35.00. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Almanac of the Dead (1991), where uranium’s longue durée future, impossible to imagine from a human perspective, recasts the present as a space in which the unlikely, implausible, and unrealistic saturate the everyday. For Silko, the apocalyptic futurelessness that nuclear waste seeds into our...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Richard Purcell The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction, 1962–2007 . By Bachner Sally . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2011 . vii , 172 pp. Paper, $24.95 ; e-book, $24.95 . Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives . By Seed David . Kent, OH...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Walter Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz (1960). The most compelling chapters were those where Seed’s attention turned to lesser-known writers such as Mordecai Roshwald. Level 7, Roshwald’s 1959 novel about an automated nuclear defense system gone awry, reveals the way the military-industrial...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., since very many skilled workers are necessary to supply the demand of the times for these baskets” (90–91). Similarly, field trips to observe flowers and seeds promoted very different notions of selfhood and purpose for African and Native American students in the Hampton Normal and Agricultural...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... portraits of students at Whittier, Hampton’s Primary School, which she labeled “A Seed Lesson.”22 On its own, this image contrasts with the highly formal photographs that have served as the object of much critical discus- sion about Johnston, particularly because its portrayal of...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: American Fiction, 1962–2007. By Sally Bachner. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2011. vii, 172 pp. Paper, $24.95; e-book, $24.95. Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives. By David Seed. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press. 2013. 312 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 462–464.
Published: 01 June 2003
... ‘seed’ is presented in Invisible Man’s castration nightmare and in Rev. Hick- man’s sermon, ‘Dry Bones Valley (146). Jazz Country is tightly written and sharply focused. The book’s contribu- tion lies in its...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2003
... utopian thinking that saw the promise of emancipa- tion in the project of class struggle. While most accounts of the 1950s find in it the seeds of the emancipatory social movements of the 1960s, Booker gives...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 837–863.
Published: 01 December 2001
... African Americans were no longer op- pressed, it would be quite possible and most desirable for whites to ‘‘just let [them] alone 56 Yet the body for which his poem is named and to which it keeps returning, often in passages governed by that body’s prospective fertilization or seeding of a new United...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is located alongside the plain facts of fine paper making. As the observer of this process, the seedsman also repays further attention. At one level, he completes the circle of sex and gender in the story, and the material he uses to distribute his seed duly takes on a prophylactic role in...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
... study, which uses the black Atlantic as a critical paradigm to rethink the genre of speculative fiction. Working at the intersection of genre and “color-­coded conceptions of time,” Thaler investigates the way that Butler’s Wild Seed (1980) and Parable of the Sower (1993), Gomez’s The Gilda...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Wisconsin Press . Seed David . 2004 . Brainwashing: The Fictions of Mind Control . Kent, OH : Kent State Univ. Press . ———. 2006 . “ The Yellow Peril in the Cold War: Fu Manchu and the Manchurian Candidate .” In Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict , edited by Hammond...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Gilda Stories (1991), Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata (1998), Octavia But- ler’s Kindred (1976), Wild Seed (1980), and Parable of the Sower (1992), Stephen Barnes’s Blood Brothers (1996) and Lion’s Blood (2002), and James McBride’s Song Yet Sung (2008).3 Taken together, these novels...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... poems are replete with organic metaphors to insist that the anarchists’ ideas would live on in the lives of those they had touched. Again and again these poets use the figure of the planted seed to insist that their heroes have not died but have merely sewn their spirit in the hearts of the restless...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 887–909.
Published: 01 December 2002
... translate its seemingly self-authored messages. What is more, they know that they know, which can be a source of hubris. Chicago physicist Richard Seed, for example, fully intended to provoke the ire of morally upright, law-respecting citizens everywhere in his statement that c]loning and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... public figures like her sister. For Catherine Beecher (1845, 252), flower distribution was a form of community service; middle-class women and children should “distribute roots and seeds to those who do not have the means of procuring them,” in order to “awaken a new and refining source of...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
... prom- ises that “the seed of him that mixeth with [the Lamanites’] seed” (con- sider the many Nephite dissenting groups like the Amlicites) “shall be cursed even with the same cursing,” Nephite wickedness never explic- itly and dramatically manifests as phenotypical blackness (2 Nephi 5:23). We...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 201–208.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sciences with the social sciences, as in his use of the concept of dispersion for both seeds and human cultures, and his discussion of the concept of succession in both botanical and racial contexts. Schneider ends by arguing that Thoreau “both accepted and endorsed the principle behind” Manifest Destiny...