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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 430–431.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West. By Suzanne Clark. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 204 of 232 Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 251 pp. $34.95. In this valuable if somewhat narrowly conceived book, Suzanne Clark...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Maurice Lee Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture . By DeLombard Jeannine Marie . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2007 . xiv, 330 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95 . The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joanna Brooks This essay challenges the image, popularized by Henry Louis Gates Jr., of eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley “on trial” before a jury of eighteen white male judges. Brooks argues that there was no trial and that Wheatley instead made her career by cultivating an...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of a Slave Girl (1865) in conjunction with the 1855 trial of Celia, an executed murderous slave, to compare specific literary and legal interpretations of North Carolina and Missouri slave law against a more general understanding of slaves' legal “double character” to argue that both women, through...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Hannah Foster’s The Coquette (1797), informed Norman’s sensational trial and celebrated acquittal and helped effect political and legal re- form to reckon with the seduced woman as a moral agent capable of consenting to sex. The Norman trial played out against the back- drop of what Mary Ryan has...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... song’s ‘‘sad tale’’ also points to the meaning such tensions acquired by assum- ing the form of a seduction plot. Popular laments for the fate of the ‘‘poor factory maid’’ responded not just to the facts of her death but also to the subsequent murder trial and acquittal of Avery. The song’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 March 2000
... replace the schema of personal ambition, transgression, and punishment that overtly organizes Dreiser’s novel as generate scenes—ultimately, Clyde’s trial—that can accommodate both systems of value. This...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Pleasure, Steiner develops an account of artistic experi- ence and social responsibility by using five case studies from the ‘‘battle- ground of contemporary culture’’ (209): the Mapplethorpe obscenity trial, the...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... from the congressmen emerges from a similar rhetorical contest. It urges Lincoln to let stand the death sen- tences of 303 Dakota captured by the United States and subject to a grossly unfair military trial in which nearly four hundred trials were conducted in six weeks, defendants were deprived of...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2003
... tion of the Pequod Indians in Hope Leslie, the material and legal ramifica- tions of slavery in Harriet Jacobs’s small-town North Carolina, and the trial of Margaret Garner, the model for Sethe in Beloved. This process can be quite...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-Jacket, and Billy Budd. These works, she says, can be thought of as “‘trials,’ in which the rights and obliga- tions of man in a democracy are contested by a single, conflicted narrator” (xxix). Redburn and White-Jacket never fully understand or sympathize with...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Pleasure, Steiner develops an account of artistic experi- ence and social responsibility by using five case studies from the ‘‘battle- ground of contemporary culture’’ (209): the Mapplethorpe obscenity trial, the...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 896–897.
Published: 01 December 2000
... cultural ‘‘affronts’’ Ross pursues cultural justice through examinations of Jamaican dance halls; employment in Manhattan’s Silicon Alley; the Hill-Thomas hearings; the O.J. Simpson trial; the International Monetary...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 429–430.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., University of California, Los Angeles Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West. By Suzanne Clark. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 204 of 232 Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 251 pp. $34.95...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... slaveholders to retain their slaves and minimized the difference Kin in Antislavery Literature and Law  13 between fugitive and transiting slaves. In the pre-trial hearing, Curtis also “alleged . . . that a promise has been given to the mother that her child should be...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2000
...), Rowe sees James actively resisting bourgeois authority through his attraction to heterogeneity, an argument indebted to Ross Posnock’s The Trial of Curi- osity (1991). Transcending a narrow reading of James’s elitism (his aversion...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 876–877.
Published: 01 December 2000
...), Rowe sees James actively resisting bourgeois authority through his attraction to heterogeneity, an argument indebted to Ross Posnock’s The Trial of Curi- osity (1991). Transcending a narrow reading of James’s elitism (his aversion...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... criminality may be. Indeed, the furthest extent of what I have called the Holocaust subtext of Lolita may be the parallel between Humbert’s ‘‘case’’ and ‘‘trial’’ and one of the most prominent contemporary trials of the era: the...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
... mean a particular account of the law rather than the rejection of law, the Civil War can begin to look less like a police action than a trial: the Union’s project isn’t to defend the law so much as to advocate a...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
...” (97). So, too, in the wake of the Salem witch trials, Cotton Mather treats the possessed girl Mercy Short by suppressing her religious speech within his own public script. Her “religious ravings no longer matter” (202). Instead, they become the means through which Mather displays his own rationality...