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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... pathologization, the transformation of the U.S.-Philippines colonial relationship, and U.S. immigration narratives during World War II. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Cynthia In the “Training Center of the Skillful Servants Tolentino of Mankind”: Carlos Bulosan’s Professional...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... publisher suggested the title “Native Daughter.” To concentrate an assessment of Wright's black female domestic servants solely on the portrayal of Bessie Mears in Native Son obscures the radical evolution in his construction of the black female domestic servant from Mears to Ollie Knight (“Black Hope”) to...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Elisabeth Ceppi Duke University Press 2006 Elisabeth Invisible Labor: Ceppi Puritan Servitude and the Demonic Possession of Elizabeth Knapp And who can tell, what ye Servant of the Lord, who was as a Dead man, almost forty...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 553–575.
Published: 01 September 2007
... a clear sense of the lineage of servant charac- ters to which “Conscience” contributed, in its way. Leading the way toward more positive evaluation of a story now widely deemed a failure, gaffe, or oddity are two statements by Hurston herself: the private assertion in a letter...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by instructing working-class servants within their homes or by teaching in programs such as charity projects or Sunday Schools for the poor.28 Benevolent literacy narratives were closely bound up with Jacksonian-era anxiety over the rise of the common man and fears of uneducated immigrants...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
... official biography (1912) to reminiscences of Twain’s daughter (Clara Clemons), longtime servant (Katy Leary), and friends (William Dean Howells, Joseph Twitchell) and on to the work of major academic scholars such as Justin Kaplan, Louis Budd, and Hamlin Hill. What all these writers suppressed...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... as domestic servants),9 Potter introduces a racial logic based on her visibility as hairdresser to her clients and readers that refuses to collude in the nation’s disparagement of her work. Potter thus conveys the relevance of this work to her readers outside the African American community in...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
... African American women. “Unsanitized Domestic Allegories: Biomedical Politics, Racial Uplift, and the African American Woman’s Risk Narra- tive,” by Stephen Knadler, 93–119. “Talking to Bessie: Richard Wright’s Domestic Servants,” by Julieann Veronica Ulin, 151–76. Agribusiness. “Cesar...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
... a secret marriage between Olivia’s father and his servant, Julia Brown. When Olivia’s father dies, his will is suppressed and his entire estate is misdirected to Olivia. Consequently, the Millers not only remind Olivia...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and labor was due” (110–11). Douglass’s “redemptioners,” usually referred to as indentured servants, figure in Fugitive Bonds as what Phan calls, taking a phrase from Fredric Jameson, a “vanishing mediator” (10) between the categories of slave and full citizen. Their “absent presence” in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
... family’s new matriarch; she contemplates, as her first exercise of household power, dismissing an aging family servant named Hepsey. Cassandra and her father begin by discussing the impending marriage of Cass’s sister Veronica to Ben Somers, who hails from a wealthy family in a more cosmopolitan town...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 575–594.
Published: 01 September 2000
... types of womanhood. Vinnie presented herself in court in strikingly poor clothes: an old blue flannel dress, yellow shoes, and a long black veil. She was accompanied by her long-time servant, Maggie Maher, and a friend, Miss...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 219–250.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the real, the appearance for the substance, to be great and yet small, learned and yet simple, high and yet the servant of all. (UFS, 192) The ‘‘one standard’’ that regulates the ‘‘economy of God’’ in the first sentence of this passage is replaced, in the next, by ‘‘the Ameri...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... servants; everybody is equal but was notably Book Reviews  193 less enthusiastic about a future in which the precious fruits of British literary culture would be denatured and relocated to an imagined all-glass building— a sterile museum of...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Massachusetts Bay Colony, made a number of pro-slavery arguments. What is more, Williams’s assumption that scripture supported slavery was one of Cotton Mather’s specific targets in a 1706 pamphlet in which he solicited fellow New England Puritans to bring the Christian gospel to their black servants (see...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... later life Karen Lystra writes in her preface. It is a key, she argues, that fails to appear in previous scholarship, ranging from Albert Bigelow Paine’s 1587–page official biography (1912) to reminiscences of Twain’s daughter (Clara Clemons), longtime servant (Katy Leary), and friends (William Dean...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... questions of race—Sumner finds himself disoriented in time. At this moment, the black servant John makes his entrance: John, his servant, a New England colored man who had known him from his youth, had put his evening clothes out in the dressing- room, and now entered the room to...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 863–870.
Published: 01 December 2010
... engagement with it, to offer close readings of her hymnal poems, especially those that feature bee imagery. Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language. By Aífe Murray. Lebanon: Univ. of New Hampshire Press. 2010. xi, 299 pp. $30.00. This study explores how the Dickinson...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
... painting as representing transgressive female sexuality, its female nude bold enough not only to revel in her nudity but also to stare directly at her would-be voyeurs.12 But this boldness appears to be available only to the upper-class white woman; the black servant nearly disappears into the shadows...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., to give access to the servants. This arrangement, besides giving greater privacy, preserves much valuable wall-­space” (DH, 170). The Mount as Wharton designed it included just such a series of rooms, sequestered on the second level of the north wing. Adjoin- ing but separate from...