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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • American Terrorby Paul Hurh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so many of its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns to the question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a close study of three authors?Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville?who not only wrote works of terror,... more...

  • Invisible Conversationsby Roger Lundin

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    American literature offers exceptional resources for understanding the complex role religion has played in the life of the culture and in the experience of its people. In recent decades, however, the academic study of that literature has largely treated religion, in the words of a noted scholar, as an "invisible domain." In joining the rich conversations... more...

  • White Supremacy in Children's Literatureby Donnarae MacCann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95

    This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture:  it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that paralleled the way adult books, schools, churches, and government... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

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

  • Emersonby Jr. Robert D. Richardson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 33.95

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype... more...

  • Reimagining Indiansby Sherry L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    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...