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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade . By Alan M. Wald. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xviii, 319 pp. $34.95. Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870–1920 . By Leslie...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jennie A. Kassanoff The defense of electoral “purity” against intrusion, corruption, and fraud has historically bound US voting to a pernicious set of gendered and racial narratives, chief among them the routine depiction of the ballot as a white woman whose iconic, vulnerable body inscribes...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Seth McKelvey Abstract In liberal political economy, voice (voting, complaining, etc.) and exit (dissociating, boycotting, etc.) are the two primary feedback mechanisms for improving large organizations. When it comes to the political state, however, exit is off the table: no one leaves the state...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 151–167.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Sinsheimer Joseph . 1989 . “ The Freedom Vote of 1963: New Strategies of Racial Protest in Mississippi .” Journal of Southern History 55 , no. 2 : 217 – 44 . Sontag Susan . 1994 . “ Waiting for Godot...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 563–572.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the stereotypes that poor whites may have for others, especially their racial others. Absent that discussion, there is only so much the book can do. For example, Robertson pushes back against the claim that in 2016 Donald Trump rode the votes of poor whites into the oval office. Responding to a particularly...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... constitutional convention in Albany. There it had been proposed to add the word white for the first time to the qualifications for suffrage, thus disenfranchising the small but significant number of African Ameri- cans who had voted in New York since the Revolution. Whether New Yorkers read the text in St...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 649–659.
Published: 01 September 2011
... analytical frame— what he calls “Jim Crow colonialism”—for expressing the multiple paradoxes of racial uplift and subjection in literature and education policies in the United States and abroad. By bringing the domes- tic emphasis on black education and voting rights...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the television and publishing industries. Years of activism by African Americans and their allies resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights Act (1965). While these landmark decisions lifted barriers that prohibited African Americans full access to public spaces, employment...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
... nearly 2,000 votes, or 25 percent of total votes, for the Know-Nothing ticket.26 The anxious chords of the nativist program to restrict immigra- tion, suffrage, and finally citizenship that was rhetorically elaborated through an equivocation of race and class categories is clearly...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in men like Irving and fed their growing doubts about the electoral system’s suspect outcomes. Literary scholars tend to treat American writers’ first-hand experiences with campaigning and voting as irrelevant to their literary production. In Irving’s case scholars have approached his political...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., IA : Segner and Condit . Keyssar Alexander . 2000 . The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States . New York : Basic Books . Lahey Sarah . 2012 . “Honeybees and Discontented Workers: A Critique of Industry in the Fiction of Louisa May Alcott...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and formal political moments as public debate and voting. This oddness we might better see as its eccentricity, to echo again the title of Pond’s book. By eccentricity, I mean to indicate the ability of women’s genius to des- ignate spaces of political discourse not simply beyond the center of American...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... concerned to emphasize the excitement and fervor that characterized these memorable Capitol crowds, the events that produced them are very different. The highly anticipated vote in The Gilded Age is on the Act to Found and Incorporate Knobs Industrial University. This vote matters to the personal fortunes...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Adams and Judith Sargent Murray in criticizing the post-Revolutionary period’s refusal to extend equal education and voting Tseng 2000.12.5 11:42 DST:103 ...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2000
... a strong local revival tradition had developed even before the Northampton revival, and to England and Scotland. It de- votes considerable attention to the often neglected opponents of the revival. It does...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... in Eliza Wharton’s transgressive desire for independence— joins the voices of Abigail Adams and Judith Sargent Murray in criticizing the post-Revolutionary period’s refusal to extend equal education and voting Tseng 2000.12.5 11:42 DST:103...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... a blessing upon our labors’’ (ERG, 10). Apparently Willard’s labors earned God’s bless- ing upon the town’s labors. After a two-year probationary period, Gro- ton voted unanimously to enter into a seven-year contract—the same terms as Knapp’s pact with the Devil—which bound Willard as its ‘‘Reverend...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the earth and hold the building to a turning planet. Hour by hour the girders play as ribs and reach out and hold together the stone walls and floor. Hour by hour the hand of the mason and the stuff of the mortar clinch the pieces and parts to the shape an architect voted. Hour...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 726–729.
Published: 01 December 2021
... (1829) and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (2014) to battles around voting rights, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Black Lives Matter, people continue theorizing new models of citizenship even as they criticize its exclusionary history. In this spirit, this special issue takes citizenship less...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in the world of contemporary capitalist governance. Following Michael Hardt, she describes citizenship as a “whatever identity” (14), unmoored from voting, representation, and other reference points of liberalism. In this way, her chapters on widely different cultural emanations such as the Occupy movement...