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  • America's Darwinby Tina Gianquitto; Lydia Fisher

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While much has been written about the impact of Darwin’s theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwin’s theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. America’s Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical... more...

  • Baseball/Literature/Cultureby Peter Carino

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 45.00

    The Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Eighteen essays presented at the 2004 and 2005 ISU conferences are published in this work. In "Baseball is a Place: Reflections On Building a Baseball Novel," novelist Mick... more...

  • The Global Remapping of American Literatureby Paul Giles

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake of the U.S. Civil War, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending until the beginning of... more...

  • A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Alan M. Levine; Daniel S. Malachuk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 28.00

    From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned -- and renounced -- as one of the United States' most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation's liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson's political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced... more...

  • Before the West Was Westby Amy T. Hamilton; Tom J. Hillard; Michael P Branch

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00

    Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 ?western? texts and asks what we mean by ?western? American literature in the first place and when that designation originated. Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the ?American West? in literature, a literature often viewed... more...

  • Handing One Another Alongby Robert Coles; Trevor Hall; Vicki Kennedy

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.00

    In this book on shaping a meaningful and ethical life, the renowned, Pulitzer Prize?winning author explores how character, courage, and human and moral understanding can be fostered by reflecting on the lives of others, through stories. Based on Robert Coles? legendary course at Harvard, this provocative book addresses such questions as, ?Who are we?... more...

  • Masculinities in Black and Whiteby Josep M. Armengol

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Inverting the traditional focus of ethnic studies on blackness as the object of scrutiny, this book explores dominant forms of white masculinity as seen by African American authors placed alongside certain white writers. Author analyzes texts by Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Frederick Douglass, and James Baldwin. more...

  • Loving God's Wildnessby Jeffrey Bilbro

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    When the Puritans arrived in the New World to carry out the colonization they saw as divinely mandated, they were confronted by the American wilderness. Part of their theology led them to view the natural environment as ?a temple of God? in which they should glorify and serve its creator. The larger prevailing theological view, however, saw this vast... more...

  • Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literatureby Gregg D. Crane

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature. more...

  • Reimagining Indiansby Sherry L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    Reimagining Indians investigates a group of Anglo-American writers whose books about Native Americans helped reshape Americans' understanding of Indian peoples at the turn of the twentieth century. Hailing from the Eastern United States, these men and women traveled to the American West and discovered "exotics" in their midst. Drawn to Indian... more...