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Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible
Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible
by Katherine Clay Bassard
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Transforming Scriptures is the first sustained treatment of African American women writers’ intellectual, even theological, engagements with the book Northrop Frye referred to as the “great code” of Western civilization. Katherine Clay... (read more)

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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic
Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic
by Edward Watts
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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic is the first book-length analysis of early American literature through the lens of postcolonial theory. Although the United States represented a colonizing presence that displaced indigenous peoples and... (read more)

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Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
by James Hartman
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In colonial America, tales about the capture of English settlers by Native American war parties and the captives' subsequent suffering and privations were wildly popular among readers. Despite their importance in the development of American literature... (read more)

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Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum
Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum
by Katherine Wolff
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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
by Frank R. Shivers
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In the first comprehensive literary history of Baltimore and Maryland, Frank R. Shivers, Jr., explores the region's long-overlooked but substantial contribution to American letters. In picture and story, Shivers's lively account ranges from the colonial... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
by Theo Davis
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Theo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an organising force that must be explained rather than simply exposed, she contends that Emerson, Hawthorne... (read more)

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Disarming the Nation: Women's Writing and the American Civil War (Women in Culture & Society)
Disarming the Nation: Women's Writing and the American Civil War (Women in Culture & Society)
by Elizabeth Young
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In a study that will radically shift our understanding of Civil War literature, Elizabeth Young shows that American women writers have been profoundly influenced by the Civil War and that, in turn, their works have contributed powerfully to conceptions... (read more)

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Fifty Southern Writers Before 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
Fifty Southern Writers Before 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
by Robert Bain
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This collection deserves a long review in order to get the attention it has earned. But how would a reviewer do rounded justice in, say, five hundred words to fifty entries by fifty different scholar-critics on `Southerners whose careers ended before... (read more)

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The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence
The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence
by Susan M Ryan
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Reading an array of texts by Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, and others, Ryan (English, U. of Louisville) explores the debates over the form and function of benevolence in the American South, whether... (read more)

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Romantic Revolution (11 Edition)
Romantic Revolution (11 Edition)
by T. C. W. Blanning
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From the preeminent historian of Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries comes a superb, concise account of a cultural upheaval that still shapes sensibilities today. Long overshadowed by the contemporaneous American, French, and Industrial... (read more)

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Mother Was a Lady: Self and Society in Selected American Children's Periodicals, 1865-1890
Mother Was a Lady: Self and Society in Selected American Children's Periodicals, 1865-1890
by R Gordon Kelly
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Kelly's approach as a cultural historian is a unique contribution... well recommended for purchase in academic libraries supporting the study of historical aspects of periodicals or children's literature.Library... (read more)

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Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace: Writers and Mentors in Nineteenth-Century America
Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace: Writers and Mentors in Nineteenth-Century America
by David Oakey Dowling
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In this collection of studies of the relationships between various authors and their chief editor or publisher, Dowling (U. of Iowa) examines the nature as well as the details of these relationships. In this way, we learn of the force of business... (read more)

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Wielding the Pen: Writings on Authorship by American Women of the Nineteenth Century
Wielding the Pen: Writings on Authorship by American Women of the Nineteenth Century
by Anne E Boyd
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Wielding the Pen presents a wide spectrum of nineteenth-century American women's writings on the themes of authorship and creativity. These works reflect the fears, desires, and motivations of female authors, as well as the opportunities and obstacles... (read more)

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The American Jeremiad
The American Jeremiad
by Sacvan Bercovitch
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"This is a dazzling performance. It supplies conceptual links between phenomena where historians have often sensed a connection without being able to describe it adequately. . . [Bercovitch] has written intellectual history at the highest level... (read more)

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A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
by Christopher Benfey
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The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map... (read more)

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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature, 1852--1867
Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature, 1852--1867
by Deak Nabers
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Deak Nabers examines developing ideas about the nature of law as reflected in literary and political writing before, during, and after the American Civil War. Nabers traces the evolution of antislavery thought from its pre-war opposition to the... (read more)

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Americans in British Literature 1770 183
Americans in British Literature 1770 183
by Christopher Flynn
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Flynn (English literature, St. Edward's U., Texas) examines how British writers expressed some confusion and ambivalence over where exactly English settlers in North America fit on the savage-civilized continuum that explained the world during the... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #156: Imagining Equality in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #156: Imagining Equality in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
by Kerry Larson
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The theme of inequality has often dominated academic criticism, which has been concerned with identifying, analyzing, and demystifying various regimes of power and the illicit hierarchies upon which they are built. Studies of the United States in the... (read more)

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Romantic Writings
Romantic Writings
by Stephen Bygrave
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"Romantic Writings" looks at the body of poetry and prose written during one of the most significant European literary movements, between 1780-1830. Providing a unique critical anthology of writings by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Keats and... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century American Women's Novels: Interpretative Strategies
Nineteenth Century American Women's Novels: Interpretative Strategies
by Susan K Harris
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This study proposes interpretive strategies for nineteenth-century American women's novels. Harris contends that women in the nineteenth century read subversively, 'processing texts according to gender based imperatives'. Beginning with Susannah Rowson's... (read more)

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