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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 52–76.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to Thomas McKean. 31 Aug . 1813 . The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States . Ed. Charles Francis Adams. Vol. 10 . Boston: Little, 1856 . 62 –63. Allen , Gay Wilson , and Roger Asselineau. St. John de Crèvecoeur: The Life of an American Farmer . New York: Viking...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., as in most other parts of England, there were, as we have seen, virtually no peasants, although “peasantry” as a generic word for country people was still used by writers. The actual country people were landowners, tenant farmers, dealers, craftsmen and labourers, and that social structure—the actual...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 5–17.
Published: 01 August 2007
... . Brown , William Hill . The Power of Sympathy and The Coquette . Ed. Carla Mulford. London: Penguin, 1996 . Butler , Judith . The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997 . Crèvecoeur , Hector St. John de . Letters from an American Farmer...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 May 2005
... E. “Running from Ruin? The Emigration of British Farmers to the U.S.A. in the Wake of the Repeal of the Corn Laws.” The Economic History Review 41.3 ( 1988 ): 411 –28. Walvin , James . Black Ivory: A History of British Slavery . Washington, D.C.: Howard UP, 1992 . Weber...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 66–85.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., these were not the only competing interests: During all this period, agrict~lture,in consequence of the increasing valt~eof its produce, flourished exceedingly; improved modes of cultivation were every where adopted; and the value of land . . . was rapidly raised. Farmers were seen in all...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that the disaster was the result not of a crop failure but of a specific form of market failure. He explains that high land values in Ireland were “occasioned by the subdivision of land into small holdings for which petty farmers and peas- ants were induced to give very high rents” (“Letters” 77...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to renew her interrupted courtship with Giles, a virtuous if reticent yeoman farmer and her childhood sweetheart. Now, as the two would-be lovers wait for news from Lon- don, they anxiously turn over the bewildering details of the divorce procedure: the “legal part” and whether it is done (“not yet...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that the historical scholarship has been unable to achieve a consensus over such basic issues as what class interests were behind and stood most to benefit from the laws and how success- ful Japanese American farmers were in circumventing than Rather than seeking to settle these historiographical...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., and the Culture of Individual Rights in Antebellum America.” Journal of American History 82 ( 1995 ): 463 –93. Cohn , David L. Rev. of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, by James Agee and Walker Evans. Atlantic Monthly 161 ( 1938 ): n.p. Conrad , David Eugene . The Forgotten Farmers...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 November 2000
...," as St. John de Cr6vecoeur claimed in his Letters from an American Farmer (1782). The exact process used to convert these "nations" into "a new race" and "a new race" into a nation with its own literary canon has often been overlooked, glossed over, mystified, or mythologized. Jared Gardner...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the marriage plot that will place her in the path of Farmer Boldwood with an act of divination. She inserts a key in a Bible, ties it shut, and she and Liddy, her servant, rest the key on their fingertips and wait for the Bible to turn when they ask about different possible marriage partners. The elaborate...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 546–549.
Published: 01 November 2016
... detail, projected an ideal colonial community of labor rewarded without making an awkward break with the ideology of empire. J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's better-known Letters from an American Farmer receives the detailed analysis it deserves. The book was something of a publishing sensation after...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of democratic citizenship that the Republic might manufacture. The second and third chapters further extend Tawil's insightful defamiliarization of canonical objects by attending to some of their more conservative impulses. J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur's Letters from an American Farmer (1782...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... In this new metaphorical language of the self, then, those now interiorized conflicts and divisions are defined in social terms. Castiglia underscores the parallel early in his study: “If Antebellum society became an arena for contests between the demands of ownership and labor, farmers and urbanites...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and Fabre, eds. 45 –71. Brodhead , Richard H. “The Reading of Regions.” Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993 . de Crèvecoeur , J. Hector St. John . Letters from an American Farmer . 1782. New York: Oxford UP...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 26–41.
Published: 01 May 2002
... stead. He sent Magwitch and Wilkins Micawber; he dispatched two of his many sons-Alfred Tennyson Dickens and Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens-to be sheep farmers in the bush; and he shipped off many (hopefully) reformed prostitutes from the home for homeless women, Urania Cottage, to remake...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in which whiteface minstrelsy is as overdetermined as blackface. Ellison’s suspicion that modern American literary artists are expert minstrels and tricksters—“Hemingway poses as a non-literary sportsman, Faulkner as a farmer. . . . Here the ‘darky’ act makes brothers of us all” (1547)— might...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
... neighborhood” and live in a house that “consisted of but one story and was covered with thatch” (318). When this “snug abode” is destroyed by fire, the family is reduced to living in one of the outhouses, made “as convenient as possible” by the contributions of his farmer neighbors (408). From...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “Engines of Our Ingenuity,” sponsored by the University of Houston’s College of Engineering, says that Hinman “had managed to beat a flawed sword into—a most unexpected plow- share” (Lienhard). Such a voice seldom tells you about how the plow dreams of its sword days or how it gives the farmer...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 104–124.
Published: 01 May 2001
... vols . New York: Macmillan, 1901 . Collins , Wilkie . Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time. 1882–83 . Ed. Steve Farmer. Peterborough: Broadview, 1996 . de Man , Paul . Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism: The Gauss Seminar and Other Papers . Ed. E.S. Burt, Kevin...