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  • Imperfect Unionsby Diana Rebekkah Paulin

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Imperfect Unions examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. Diana Rebekkah Paulin investigates how these representations produced, and were produced by, the black–white binary that informed them in a wide variety of... more...

  • Intimacy in Americaby Peter Coviello

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Reading seminal works by Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman, Peter Coviello traces these writers' ambivalences about the idea of an intimate nationality, revealing how race and sexuality were used as vehicles for an assumed coherence. Intimacy in America gives us a new perspective on the... more...

  • Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticismby Angela Courtney

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 59.99

    This book recommends best practices for research in the lively and vibrant literature of the American Early Republic. Covering all formats, the volume discusses bibliographies, indexes, research guides, archives and special collections, microform and digital primary text resources, and how they are best exploited for a literary research project. more...

  • Men Beyond Desireby David Greven

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book makes the case that American men want neither marriage nor male friendship but only to be left alone, emotionally and sexually inviolate. more...

  • Misery's Mathematicsby Peter Balaam

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key writers rejected Calvinist and sentimental models of bereavement,... more...

  • Monopolizing the Masterby Michael Anesko

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation,... more...

  • Neither Fugitive nor Freeby Edlie L. Wong

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Neither Fugitive nor Free draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of the freedom celebrated in the literary and cultural histories of transatlantic abolitionism. Freedom suits involved those enslaved valets, nurses, and maids who accompanied slaveholders... more...

  • The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby John D. Kerkering

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing and Cultureby Ms Lucy Frank

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    From the famous deathbed scene of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Little Eva to Mark Twain's parodically morbid poetess Emmeline Grangerford, a preoccupation with human finitude informs the texture of nineteenth-century US writing. This collection traces the vicissitudes of this cultural preoccupation with the subject of death and examines how mortality served... more...

  • Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Monika M Elbert; Lesley Ginsberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children?s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and literacy. The essays in... more...