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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 612–615.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Transition: The Rise of the Moral Mother, 1785–1815’’ and ‘‘Republican Virtue: The Gendered Meanings of Virtue in Revolutionary America are already classics of the critical canon. Others, in particular chapters 4 and 8, that concentrate on the public-private dichotomy are equally insightful. In...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... authors interpreted factory operatives as women of suspect virtue. I argue that male authors who sexualized female wage earners alleviated their own anxieties about their compromised independence in the industrial marketplace. Male authors fixated on factory women’s sexual identity in an attempt to...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... biological process, and wary of entanglement in popular associations of women's nature work with maternal sentiment and feminine virtue, Stein and Cather sought to modernize their “feel for mother earth” by rewriting it in unsentimental and authoritatively modern terms. To that end, both writers adapted...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... regulatory discourse. But because Fall River presents Cor- nell’s private virtue before the ‘‘bar of public opinion’’ rather than the legal bar (99), it implies ambivalence about the relation of womanhood to authority. If the binary structure of oppressive force and subver- sive resistance does not...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2002
... that Eliza retain the ‘‘correct taste and the delicate sensibility’’ that Eliza has demonstrated in the past, because these ‘‘virtues Lucy argues, are what ‘‘adorn and dignify human life Lucy’s letter of censure is ostensibly an attempt to dissuade Eliza from mistaking the ‘‘external parade’’ for...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., notingthat the libertine’s ‘‘passion will hurry him imperceptibly from liberty to liberty’’ (173), while the hus- band’s ‘‘virtue is its own reward’’ (174).13 In ‘‘The Sentimentalist an unnamed narrator waxes elegiac over the...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2003
... part for both its virtues and its shortcomings. Sweet’s greatest achievement is his ability to integrate hundreds of years Tseng 2003.4.24 08:08 430 American Literature of discourse about the North...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ‘‘expresses the founders’ interdependent beliefs in a legal system grounded in virtue and sanctioned by the citizenry’s moral sense’’ (63). As well as exploding the assumption of separate spheres Tseng 2003.11.19 09:33...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 413–414.
Published: 01 June 2001
... grounded their right to preach in ‘‘women’s natural virtue and morality’’ (15). Brekus finds them ‘‘exceptional’’ yet ‘‘more representativethanfree-thinkingradicalssuchasElizabeth Cady Stan- ton’’ (7...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 414–415.
Published: 01 June 2001
... nature’’ to preach, their nineteenth-century sisters grounded their right to preach in ‘‘women’s natural virtue and morality’’ (15). Brekus finds them ‘‘exceptional’’ yet ‘‘more representativethanfree...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 422–423.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the term culture as it was used in the early decades of the century by a nascent anthropological discourse is linked only by virtue of linguistic coincidence to culture as an aesthetic cate- gory of value. But...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 June 2001
... nascent anthropological discourse is linked only by virtue of linguistic coincidence to culture as an aesthetic cate- gory of value. But to prove this requires an insistence on reading and writing a narrative of...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the par- lor as well as the study, the town hall, or the congress, the historio- graphical tropes of the republican mother and wife have moved us to reconsider “private and public Virtue” as inextricable—they present lenses through which we may glimpse the reciprocal manufactures of an...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 897–898.
Published: 01 December 2003
... that his thesis is not entirely new, citing Richard Slotkin’s investigations of the ‘‘myth of the frontier’’ and Patricia Nelson Limerick’s interest in legacies of conquest as two inspirations. The virtue of Invisible Natives is its ability...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to be a teaching tool—not just of information relating to virtues but of smart and virtuous habits of decision making, since results are dictated by player judgment rather than random number generation alone. Here it is important to keep in mind that both the actions of the players and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
...: Capitalist Citizenship and the Imagined Fraternity of White Men . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Nissenbaum Stephen . 1980 . Sex, Diet, and Debility in Jacksonian America: Sylvester Graham and Health Reform . Westport, CT : Greenwood Press . Pocock J. G. A. 1985 . Virtue...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 701–724.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Reader (ATS). For instance, The Freedmen’s Book included materials on the Haitian revolution and the recently liberated Rus- sian serfs, historical comparisons intended to naturalize the idea of social equality. Still, Child ends the volume with an appeal to charac- ter and virtue, relying...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). Although it “has always been the novel’s virtue . . . that it can mean many things concurrently” (98), Lee-Potter finds well-meaning novelists struggling somewhat unsuccessfully in the early years after 9/11 to do more than simply comfort their readers. At a time when truly disruptive art like Eric...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Agamben, Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida, and Jacques Ranciére, none of whom are well known for celebrating the virtues of English common law. The portrait of the ameliorative impact of the common law that emerges from Ban- ished is instead a result of meticulous study of court records of banishment and...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
...,andreliedoncollaborationbetweenpolitical and economic forces and between state and nonstate agents. This “quiet expansionism” (9) was no less effective, though, and the book analyzes the factors that account for its success. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 gave rise to a dilemma: how can a republic maintain its political virtue...