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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 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 the...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 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, and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 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. Tammany’s Magazine orhearditinthe African Theater, they would have immediately understood that it re- ferred both...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 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 (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- gland to the mid-Atlantic, where 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 649–659.
Published: 01 September 2011
... States and abroad. By bringing the domes- tic emphasis on black education and voting rights in the Jim Crow South into dialogue with colonialist educational practices abroad, he 654 American Literature offers exciting new insights into the multiple paradoxes of the racial...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment, Edelstein writes, “Without the vote or the ability to hold public office, women writers drew on the cultural power of newspapers and co-opted journalistic techniques to telegraph their engage- ment with the sociopolitical world” (introduction). Her...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
...-adjusted to help zoon politikon survive 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 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 not always do those things consistently. Lambert takes at face value...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Plain Facts for Old and Young . Burlington, 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., as early as the mid-1830s nativism was an influential aspect of local politics in central New York, while the first nativist state convention was held in Utica in 1844. By the 1855 election, Otsego County recorded nearly 2,000 votes, or 25 percent of total votes, for the Know-Nothing ticket...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 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 by hour the sun and the rain, the air and the rust, and the press of time running...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... enough to the fundamental conditions of liberal democracy that it would fit, at the very least, oddly within such rhetorical 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... midnight” (Twain 1868d ). But if Twain the novelist and Twain the journalist were both 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... shall render unto our poverty if God shall please to deny us 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 643–672.
Published: 01 December 2007
... self-governance” by “virtualizing it, abstracting its face-to-face nego- tiations through the managed competition of private voting booths and the symbolically distancing and organizing mechanisms of party politics.”11 As civic participation narrowed to casting a vote, national political...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Nelson insist that political practices of citizenship cannot be reduced to debates over legal rights, public policy, voting, or other forms of rational decision making but must also include an examination of the ways that affect, desire, and fan- tasy work to shape, and even constrain...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... they do? Wise men feel that there is something which can- not be talked or voted away,—a strap or belt which girds the world. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Fate” But as for politics, what I most admire now-a-days, is not...