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  • Beyond the Fruited Plainby Kathryn Cornell Dolan

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Agriculture in the United States has changed dramatically in the last two hundred years. Economic transformation marked by the expansion of the industrial economy and big business has contributed to an increase in industrial food production. Amid this change, policymakers and cultural critics have debated the best way to produce food and wealth for... more...

  • ?Hero Strong? and Other Storiesby Mary Gibson; Daniel A. Cohen

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    A teenage orphan from Vermont, Mary Gibson burst onto the literary scene during the early 1850s as a star writer, under the pseudonym Winnie Woodfern, for more than half a dozen Boston ?story papers,? mass-circulation weekly periodicals that specialized in popular fiction. Although she would soon join such famous woman authors as Fanny Fern and... more...

  • Rappaccini's Childrenby William H. Shurr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter" tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her father's garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H. Shurr finds a metaphor for the fate of many American writers, for whom the heritage of calvinism has been the poisoned... more...

  • Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalismby Leslie Perrin Wilson

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...

  • Emerson's Essaysby Charles W. Mignon; H. Rose

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1975; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Emerson’s Essays explores the influential writings of a gifted scholar and humanitarian. Covering six of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s major works, this study guide provides critical commentaries on the content of... more...

  • Intimate and Authentic Economiesby Tom Nissley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Aesthetics and Politics of the Crowd in American Literatureby Mary Esteve

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    Esteve examines crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. more...

  • Race, Rape, and Lynchingby Sandra Gunning

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 98.99

    In the late nineteenth century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for the purpose of national renewal. The emergence of this stereotype in American culture and literature during and after Reconstruction was related to the... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twainby Forrest G. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00

    These essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing. more...

  • The Interpretation of Othernessby Giles Gunn

    Oxford University Press 1979; US$ 119.99

    Studies the ways in which imaginative literature expresses religious meaning and considers the contribution of literary criticism to religious scholarship, maintaining that a reciprocity exists between literature and religion. more...