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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Susan Belasco © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 From Bondage to Belonging: The Worcester Slave Narratives . Ed. B. Eugene McCarthy and Thomas L. Doughton. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2007. liii, 325 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $22.95. Fugitive Vision: Slave Image...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 845–847.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., and the Postmodern Slave Narrative . By A. Timothy Spaulding. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2005. x, 148 pp. Cloth, $39.95; compact disc, $9.95. Book Reviews Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum America. By Anne Baker. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2006. 173 pp...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Gabriella Friedman Abstract Rooted partially in the US sentimental tradition, neo-slave narratives often feature lyrical language, emphasize the emotional experience of enslaved characters, and evoke the reader’s sympathy and empathy. Highlighting the use of sentimental conventions in neo-slave...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Carrie Hyde Hyde reassesses the relationship between natural and civil rights by tracking the climatological metaphors that shape representations of the 1841 slave revolt aboard the Creole , in which 135 slaves obtained freedom by redirecting a US ship to the British territory of Nassau, Bahamas...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2007
... in the Indian and Slave Debates . By Alisse Portnoy. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2005. xiii, 290 pp. $49.95. Book Reviews Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic. By Jeffrey Richards. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. xi, 392 pp. $85.00. Inexpressible Privacy...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sarah Blackwood This essay expands the vital but limited critical focus on the importance (practical and thematic) of textual literacy in slave narratives and other writings that appeared in the African American press in order to apprehend more clearly how these writers, working with words during...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... these ideas in his only novella, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), in which Madison Washington, leader of the 1841 Creole mutiny, declares his independence in a forest glade that functions as a chapel of natural rights. This kind of radical republican pastoralism also shapes My Bondage, My Freedom (1855...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2009
...: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade . By Christopher L. Miller. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvi, 571 pp. Cloth, $99.95; paper, $27.95. Book Reviews Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640– 1940. By Laura Doyle. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 618–621.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... $65.00. The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture . By George Boulukos. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 280 pp. $95.00. The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro . By Mark Whalan. Gainesville: Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael A. Chaney Chaney analyzes cartoons representing slaves and slavery from the British satirical periodical Punch, or the London Charivari to argue that African American readers such as Frederick Douglass engaged in an evolving role as readers, interpreters, and users of Punch 's iconographic...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.00. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.By Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. x, 267 pp. Cloth, $29.95...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Rebecca Wanzo, Duke University Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form. By Asraf Rushdy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. 232 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $17.95...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of a Slave Girl 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 51 of 232 ‘‘Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 191–192.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- tions—slaves, Native Americans, Mexicans. Isenbergtreats these analogies as a legitimate insight into the shared condition of women and ‘‘other ciphers on the boundary of the social contract’’ (105), rather than as a problematic...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 637–638.
Published: 01 September 2002
...) than his argument suggests they are. Rosalie Murphy Baum, University of South Florida Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. By Walter Johnson. Cam- bridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1999. 283 pp. $26.00. In recent years there has been a regular flow of scholarship on the Atlantic...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2002
... seem much better (even to modern tastes) than his argument suggests they are. Rosalie Murphy Baum, University of South Florida Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. By Walter Johnson. Cam- bridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1999. 283 pp. $26.00. In recent years there has been...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women’s Fiction. By Angelyn Mitchell. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2002. xiv, 170 pp. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $20.00. Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony. By Dwight A. McBride. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2002. xvi...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 608–610.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to recognize the centrality of violence and dissent to U.S. culture. Violence occasionally consumes Hawthorne’s dream worlds, rage crystallizes in the figure of Ahab or is transferred onto rebellious slaves, and the United States has had to address its destruction of indigenous populations and the violence...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Elizabeth Fekete Trubey Duke University Press 2005 Elizabeth Emancipating the Lettered Slave: Sentiment and Fekete Slavery in Augusta Evans’s St. Elmo Trubey The historical link, through sympathy, of sentimen- tal literature and abolitionist politics has...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and brown subjects. To illustrate these claims, this article examines a seldom-discussed slave case, United States v. Amy (1859), which was tried before Supreme Court chief justice Roger B. Taney two years after his infamous decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857). Centering on the figure of the legal...