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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Lance Newman In the 1850s, Frederick Douglass set out to nurture emergent antislavery commitments within the most advanced political milieu of the antebellum decade, the Free Soil movement. Douglass developed a protoenvironmentalist critique of capitalism's alienation of workers from the land...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Paul Nadal Abstract This essay recovers a once celebrated but now forgotten Filipino novel in English, Juan Cabreros Laya’s His Native Soil ( 1941 ), which marked the emergence of realism during the Philippine Commonwealth’s slow, decade-long transition to independence from the United States...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Cristin Ellis Ellis’s essay reconstructs the history of environmental crisis—the crisis of Southern soil exhaustion—at the heart of the antebellum slavery debates. Through readings of landscape in My Bondage and My Freedom , the essay argues that in the 1850s, Douglass displaces the moral and...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2013
... talk about “the soil of my future growth,” to his final journal entry before he died, in which he stays on the surface altogether, minutely describing the surface of a railway causeway after a storm. American Literature, Volume 85, Number 1, March 2013 DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959517  © 2013 by...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... problem of the twentieth cen- tury. Indeed, ‘‘the problem of the color lineone member of the holy trinity of literary analysis (race, class, and gender)—has received its fair share of attention in the last two decades, but if these books are any indication, the soil is still productive. Although...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... natural “quality and variety” of his own soil, Helper (1857, 133) points to slavery as the reason why Southern states as a whole were not more successful at agricultural enterprises on the national market. The land was inherently rich, he stresses, but planta- tion culture exhausted the earth...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and, in turn, how photography exposed the dynamics of racism. Authors of slave narratives drew on visual imagery to depict the limits of unmediated representation. Frederick Douglass’s use of genre as a technology is the subject of Lance Newman’s “Free Soil and the Abolitionist Forests of...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Newman Lance . 2009 . “ Free Soil and the Abolitionist Forests of Frederick Douglass’s ‘The Heroic Slave .”’ American Literature 81 ( March ): 127 – 52 . Noble Marianne . 2006 . “ Sympathetic Listening in Frederick Douglass’s ‘The Heroic Slave’ and ‘My Bondage and My Freedom...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 243–273.
Published: 01 June 2007
... which she had struck into the soil” (56). I suggest we take him literally. His words echo those in the “Introduc- tory,” when he confesses guilt about “the deep and aged roots which my family has struck into the soil” (8). Perhaps, after all, the “sin” with which Hawthorne is most preoccupied is...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
... plantation history by centralizing the labor of African Americans as a legitimate, if legally unbinding, deed. Accordingly, Dunbar provides a rubric for remembering that identifies the undeniable relationships among southern soil, slavery, and freedom, effectively asking the questions: When a formerly...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., why Madison Washington, real-life slave rebel and hero of ‘‘The Heroic Slave’’ (1853), can only begin to embody the principles of the American Revolution when his feet touch British soil. Also of note is Giles’s shrewd take on Robert...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... had not pre- viously encountered (Contact, Broom, Pagany, The Soil). White sees the transatlantic premise of modernism as leading to an ongoing dialogue between a movement towards literary universalism, on the one side, and a countervail- ing tendency to emphasize the local and particular...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 462–464.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- mation of the Homeric analogy in both Invisible Man and Juneteenth: ‘‘This image of dismembered black bodies watering and fertilizing American soil and then being reborn out of it recurs in Ellison’s work. The black body as...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
... aristocracy fallen on post-Revolutionary hard times. He is native in the sense that will come to dominate anxious social and cultural dis- cussions during the nineteenth century: he is native-born on what is “American” soil. Young Effingham is, at the end of the novel, comfort- ably incorporated into...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... young people and almost all women she was strictly local, narrowly geographical in her feelings and opinions. She was colored by the soil in which she had germinated and been nurtured . . . .”12 Place and Patriotism in De Forest  559 While Miss Ravenel’s father, a...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
... constructing place: Aquí? Estrella asked, staking the soil right in front of the porch and the mother nodded and Estrella guided the stick and began the demarcation around the house while the mother sang softly. She grated the stick against the rocky soil, dragging the...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Northern soil, Harriet lived in constant fear of recapture as a fugitive slave until her mistress Cornelia Grinnell brokered, explic- itly against her wishes, her legal freedom. Her children and brother, however, were free from such fears as they had been brought into the North legally...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... labor as needy of male control, they also unintentionally provided a way for the industrial corporation to domesticate itself on US soil by first domesticating the female wage laborer. 2 Authors’ gendered critiques of industrial labor, therefore, limited how they might grapple with change in the...