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Literary History
United States 18th and 19th Century


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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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The concept of guilt has long been of interest to personality and clinical psychologists. Only recently has there been empirical research on how guilt develops in children and how it motivates behavior. Guilt and Children takes a fascinating look at... (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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Analyzes the Indian captivity narratives which were a very popular literary genre in early America. Hartman (literature, City U. of New York) places these narratives in the tradition of providence tales, a form imported from England, which presented... (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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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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A fresh account of the emergence of an American national literature which reconsiders the importance of form in literary studies.... (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 reassessing the bonds between the Civil War and women writers from antebellum to modern times, Young (English, Mount Holyoke College) explores well-known works with racial and gender subtexts as well as memoirs of women who masqueraded as soldiers.... (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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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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The Romantic Revolution: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Romantic Revolution: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Tim 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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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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The essays in this volume are a collection of reflective narratives, rather than traditionalscholarly treatises. The book is divided into two parts. The first part describesour individual journeys as each of us found our way to civically engaged... (read more)

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The American Jeremiad
The American Jeremiad
by Sacvan Bercovitch
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". . . an original and moving study that is of significance not only to the literary historian but to anyone concerned with the future of American culture. . . The American Jeremiad is a splendid book."—Jesper Rosenmeier, Early American... (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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In this intellectual history of the Fourteenth Amendment, Nabers (English, Brown U.) takes a new and fruitful look at the interplay of literary and legal thinking as antislavery thought became an expression of a justice ideal. His interdisciplinary... (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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Romantic Writings
Romantic Writings
by Stephen Bygrave
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Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to the cultural phenomenon of Romanticism - one of the most important European literary movements and the cradle of 'Modern' culture. Here you will find an accessible introduction to the well-known male Romantic... (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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Acknowledgments; Part I. Introduction: Part II. Narrative Designs and Textual Rebellions: 1. Preludes: the early didactic novel: Narrative control in Charlotte Temple and A New-England Tale; 2. Introduction to the exploratory text: subversions of the... (read more)

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