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  • Writers and Minersby David C. Duke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Coal miners evoke admiration and sympathy from the public, and writers -- some seeking a muse, others a cause -- traditionally champion them. David C. Duke explores more than one hundred years of this tradition in literature, poetry, drama, and film. Duke argues that as most writers spoke about rather than to the mining community, miners became stock... more...

  • Settlers of the American Westby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers--the gold-crazed '49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance... more...

  • A Companion to the Regional Literatures of Americaby Charles L. Crow

    Wiley 2008; US$ 238.95

    The Blackwell Companion to American Regional Literature is the most comprehensive resource yet published for study of this popular field. The most inclusive survey yet published of American regional literature. Represents a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches. Surveys the literature of specific regions from California... more...

  • Removalsby Lucy Maddox

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddox demonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Porte; Saundra Morris

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    A collection of newly commissioned essays provides a critical introduction to pastor and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. more...

  • Emerson and the Art of the Diaryby Lawrence Rosenwald

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 129.99

    An extended literary description and analysis of Emerson's journals, which argues that these works constitute one of the greatest commentaries on 19th century America, realizing Emerson's standards of literary excellence more fully than his other writings. more...

  • The Word in Black and Whiteby Dana D. Nelson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99

    This study aims to describe the ways in which white American authors constructed "race" in their work from the time of the first colonists up to the period of the Civil War. The book focuses on a number of texts that deal with the relations among Indians, blacks and whites. more...

  • Literary Culture and U.S Imperialismby John Carlos Rowe

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99

    Rowe offers a sweeping re-assessment of American imperialism, arguing that the growing nation was driven primarily by a quest for marketers, rather than for land. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Myerson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement. His poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. This work discusses biographical details of Emerson's life as well as women's rights, slavery, transcendentalism, and religion. more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emersonby Josephine Miles

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 36.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...