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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jake Mattox According to his 1868 biography, in 1852 Martin Delany had been elected mayor of the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Norte, a port attracting gold rush travelers, international capitalists, canal engineers, Miskito Indians, free African Americans, and British subjects. This claim was...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., in 1890 the Cen- sus declared this term obsolete. Once the official frontier line west of the Mississippi had been superseded by white American settle- ments in California, and the frontier dotted with a handful of small towns throughout Kansas and other territories, the Census officials declared...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 440–441.
Published: 01 June 2001
... town or the deserted rancho as representative of ‘‘continuously reforged and renegotiated historydoes not work particularly well, and the concluding ‘‘Coda’’ on performance art does not constitute a conclusion. More successful...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- tural metaphor of a haunted site offered briefly in the introduction—the ghost town or the deserted rancho as representative of ‘‘continuously reforged and renegotiated historydoes not work particularly well, and the concluding...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Chester and Rochester, the New Bed- ford Historical Society, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a con- ference, 22–26 June 2005, in the historic town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where both men spent time. Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on the works, lives, and contexts of...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... institutions ‘‘important to the pub- lic interest as the prosecuting attorney maintains, but their expan- sion also raised concerns about factory life, which encouraged mill workers to move from town to town in search of employment. The textile factories depended heavily on a low-wage, unmarried, female...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... we will, and all encouragements to serve God, but oh how much have we been wasting away unprofitably, in Contentions (UI,64) The ‘‘liberties of the Gospel’’ that Willard invokes do not signify free- dom but the Puritan saint’s utter subjection to God’s rule. The towns- people of Groton and...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . ———. 1954 . A Fable . New York : Random House . ———. ( 1955 ) 2004 . “ On Privacy .” In Essays, Speeches, and Public Letters . Edited by Meriwether James B. , 62 – 75 . New York : Random House . ———. 1961 . The Town . New York : Vintage . Fraser Nancy . 1992 . “ Rethinking...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 821–849.
Published: 01 December 2017
... uneven, episodic, and decentralized. Holed up in garrison towns after the outbreak of war, American Loyalists lacked both the organization and the support of British commanders to disrupt the lines of Whig communications. 14 The occasional letter, of course, might be intercepted, but keeping up with...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Cortez, and novelists Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Avilez notes, as critic Madhu Dubey also does, Morrison’s specific investment in nationalist issues, most obviously in her 1997 novel Paradise , which is fixed on questions of community, with its all-black towns, female community, and the desire for...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
... years ago, the New York guide-books are now vaunting of the magnitude of a town, whose future inhabitants, multitudinous as the pebbles on the beach, and girdled in with high walls and towers, flanking endless avenues of opulence and taste, will regard all our Broadways...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., a working-­ class white town in upstate New York.2 Although their mother was born and raised in Euclid, Melvie and Jem are marked in the eyes of the local populace as at best ethnics and at worst “sand niggers” because they are daughters of a Palestinian refugee who was...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
...” (Hawthorne 1964 , 175). Indeed, despite Sophia’s strong anti-liquor sentiments, Hawthorne often questioned the excesses of temperance reform itself. One of his earliest and most popular sketches, “A Rill from the Town Pump” (1835), ridicules the combustible manner of the “cold water” advocates who “take up...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... protest novel, Marrow is certainly complex: its main black character, Dr. Miller, is a successful physician who laments the way his racialized classification trumps his hard-won class privilege and who, when a white supremacist mob threatens his town, advises a militia of black radicals, “Give it up...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
... narratives: an African American man, said to have shot the son of a prominent white man in town, incites the outrage of citi- zens who instantly turn into a lynch mob and arraign the alleged mur- derer, while the local marshal and his deputies are too weak to defend American Literature, Volume 84...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., like so many late-nineteenth-century historians, explicitly connects the onset of American independence to the mythic impact of Com- mon Sense: [T]he pamphlet went far and wide with magical rapidity. It appeared in every form, and was reprinted and sold in every colony and town of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 365–386.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in the heart of the Civil Rights movement—in the small town of Sparta, Mississippi. This locale is obviously central to the plot of the film itself, which concerns the overt racism that Virgil Tibbs encounters as a...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 449–459.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the discourse of superhero comics past, present, and future” (10). Throughout, Young frequently refers to his past as a minister’s son growing up in small-town southern Iowa, foregrounding his and his brother’s responses to comics, which continue today in their biweekly podcast, To the Batpoles...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., druggists, lawyers, architects, and in many other recognizably middle-class occupations. African Americans had a near monopoly in the restaurant and barber trades, operating all but one of the town’s eleven restaurants...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... millionth part of it! He had me horsewhipped!—horsewhipped in front of the jail, like a 692  American Literature nigger! . (TS, 223). Being publicly whipped before the entire town racially marks Joe’s flesh: along with “many” other acts of roughness, horsewhipping and arbitrary imprisonment...