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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00
Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson. In this ground-breaking work, the seven great writers of the American Renaissance are studied together in their literary and social contexts?with a particular view to showing how they assimilated and transformed into literary art the themes and images of popular culture. Their... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95
Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker have fascinated the world since the nineteenth century. In her captivating book, Chang and Eng Reconnected , Cynthia Wu traces the “Original Siamese Twins” through the terrain of American culture, showing how their inseparability underscored tensions between individuality and collectivity in the American... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95
Returning to a foundational moment in the history of the American family, Negotiating Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century American Literature explores how various authors of the period represented the maternal role ? an office that came to a new, social prominence at the end of the eighteenth century. By examining maternal figures in the works of diverse... more...
- Wiley 1965; US$ 5.99
With rare honesty and acuity, James examines the mythologies of American life by putting Yanks in European society and letting them sink or swim. This tale of an innocent woman abroad adds to the wealth and richness of James's contribution to literature. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This book asks about the cultural and political meanings of spiritualism in the Nineteenth century United States. In order to re-assess both transatlantic spiritualism and the culture in which it emerged, Bennet locates spiritualism within a highly technologized transatlantic capitalist culture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 113.00
Examining language debates and literary texts from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken and from Washington Irving to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book demonstrates how gender arose in passionate discussions about language to address concerns about national identity and national citizenship elicited by 19th-century sociopolitical transformations. Together... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 28.95
This volume explores the lives and works of nine Northern women who wrote during the Civil War period, examining the ways in which, through their writing, they engaged in the national debates of the time. Lyde Sizer shows that from the 1850 publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin through Reconstruction, these women, as well as a larger mosaic of lesser-known... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 28.95
In this groundbreaking work of cultural history, Alice Fahs explores a little-known and fascinating side of the Civil War--the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a remarkable variety of war-related compositions, including poems, songs, children's... more...
- NYU Press 2007; US$ 79.00
2008 Winner, MLA First Book Prize. Charting the proliferation of forms of mourning and memorial across a century increasingly concerned with their historical and temporal significance, Arranging Grief offers an innovative new view of the aesthetic, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief... more...