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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Christopher Hanlon Hanlon's essay depicts South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks's 1856 assault on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner as a flashpoint for 1850s controversies over the laying of transatlantic telegraphic cable between the United States and England. Widely treated by both...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... by sympathetic white (male) characters, yet it is immediately suggested that the good intentions of Ellis Enson, Zenas Bowen, and Cuthbert Sumner are haunted by the “unseen forces” whose powerful presence the unfortunate Miss Bradford intuits ( HD, 153). These forces arise from...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... based on a residual sense of inferiority tended to become more precise. On his way to embrac- ing Republicanism, for instance, George Templeton Strong responded to the caning of Republican senator Charles Sumner by the Southern congressman Preston Brooks with a play on words emphasizing...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
... how its relationship to the Union was described.29 ‘‘Our case is double as Charles Sumner explained, ‘‘and you may call it rebellion or war as you please, or you may call it both30...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 589–591.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and reform rhetoric. One chapter examines contrasting dramatic adaptations of Stowe’s novel Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856) against Charles Sumner’s 1856 “Crime Against Kansas” address; another investigates a dramatization of abolitionist John Brown’s life, Kate Edwards Swayze’s Ossawattomie...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... : Karthala . Ratner Lorman A. Teeter Dwight L. Jr. 2003 . “ The Brooks-Sumner Incident .” In Fanatics and Fire-Eaters: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War , 34 – 48 . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . Reinhardt Mark . 2002 . “ Who Speaks for Margaret Garner? Slavery...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 389–391.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of racial stat- ure and purity” (45), but it is the fifth chapter that truly sparkles. Beginning from a provocative juxtaposition of the gutta-percha cane Preston Brooks used to attack Charles Sumner with the transatlantic cable between England and the United States made possible by gutta-percha...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Charles Sumner with the transatlantic cable between England and the United States made possible by gutta-percha insulation, Hanlon shows that “the assault as a form of violent (tele)communication” indicates “a moment of epistemological crisis within a constellation whose coordinates—eloquence...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and sometimes unruly behavior—aspects of Bridgman’s comportment Peabody likely related to Hawthorne. 21 A few months before Peabody arrived at Perkins, for example, Bridgman had bitten the future senator Charles Sumner and was not sorry. 22 A later scene, in which Hester attempts to introduce a seven...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2002
...- culation through the marriage market—claims that Eliza refers to as the scrutiny of ‘‘town talk’’ and the ‘‘world’s dread laugh’’ (99). With her ironic pen, Eliza chafes under this management, writing to Lucy (Freeman) Sumner, late in the novel, that she is thankful for Lucy’s ‘‘kind letter’’ that has...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to the abolitionist senator Charles Sumner) giving alms to a ragged, barefoot black girl while her equally ragged and far thinner white counterpart goes empty-handed.27 The white girl, with her out- stretched arm pointing toward...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 603–618.
Published: 01 September 2002
... two people notably unsuited for one another. Williams captures both Howe’s suppressed sexuality 612 American Literature and her husband’s diversion of intimacy to his friend, Charles Sumner. Through this lens of loss and displacement, Williams adds new insight to our reading of Howe’s best...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 701–724.
Published: 01 December 2010
... in researching the primary materials relevant to this article. 1 See James M. McPherson, Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruc- tion, 3rd ed. (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2001), 543–46. Charles Sumner, a friend of Lydia Maria Child, introduced legislation to aid the freedmen...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... violence, Charles Sumner wrote the legislation that would eventually become the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The bill outlawed racial discrimination in juries, schools, transportation, and public accommodations. However, the bill faced harsh opposition and was held up in committee for years; a watered-down...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 219–244.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., they are often described as radical abolitionist publishers. Their book list— The Public Life of Capt. John Brown by James Redpath (1860), The Barbarism of Slavery by Charles Sumner (1860), and A Guide to Hayti (1860) edited by Redpath—does indeed suggest good nineteenth-century politics. In addition...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Bleed- ing Kansas began to hemorrhage: Lawrence was sacked and some of its buildings burned by Ruffians; in the Senate chambers Massachu- setts Senator Charles Sumner was severely beaten by Preston Brooks of South Carolina; and in May at Pottawatomie Creek Brown—with four of his sons—dragged...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... CONSTITUTION, which He, and not any Jefferson or Adams, has written in your being. (1996b, 132) Even more than Graham himself, who takes refuge in a constitution that he believes exemplifies equal opportunity but who, like antislav- ery Constitutionalists such as Charles Sumner, attempts to imagina...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and Chief Justice Shaw,” American Literature 43 ( January 1972): 640; see also Levy, Law of the Commonwealth, 69–71; and Thomas, Cross-Examinations, 94–95. 31 Herman Melville, White-Jacket (1850; reprint, Evanston, Ill.: Northwest- ern Univ. Press, 1970), 379. 32 Sir Henry Sumner...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: ‘‘And at Sumner, in that last moment of my life, I understood something—the final futility of everything we do. I couldn’t help myself. Maybe that is what death is to us, the sudden, absolute awareness that we can’t help ourselves. No one and nothing can help us. It is a moment of perfect helplessness...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 152–154.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of sectional divisive- ness and then explores how Simms himself participated in the escalating di- visiveness of American oratory during an abortive Northern lecture tour (in the wake of the notorious incident in which Senator Charles Sumner was pub- licly assaulted on the floor of the Senate for allegedly...