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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Delicate Pursuitby Jessica Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Eclipse of Empiresby Patricia Jane Roylance

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95

    Eclipse of Empires analyzes the nineteenth-century American fascination with what Patricia Jane Roylance calls ?narratives of imperial eclipse,? texts that depict the surpassing of one great civilization by another. Patricia Jane Roylance?s central claim in Eclipse of Empires is that historical episodes of imperial eclipse, for example Incan... 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...

  • Universes without Usby Matthew A. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    As Matthew A. Taylor?s incisive readings reveal, the heterodox cosmologies of Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Adams, Charles Chesnutt, and Zora Neale Hurston reject the anthropocentric fantasy that sees the universe as a kind of reservoir of self-realization. Taylor shows how posthumanist theory can illuminate American literary texts and how those texts might,... more...

  • Unsettled Statesby Ivy Wilson; Dana Luciano

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano andIvy G. Wilson present some ofthe most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and culturalstudies of the ?long? nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from seniorscholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challengesto the boundaries, both spatial and temporal, that have... more...

  • Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalismby Jana L. Argersinger; Phyllis Cole

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Traditional histories of the American transcendentalist movement begin in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s terms: describing a rejection of college books and church pulpits in favor of the individual power of "Man Thinking." This essay collection asks how women who lacked the privileges of both college and clergy rose to thought. For them, reading... more...

  • Ghostly Communionby John J. Kucich

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A cross-cultural approach to spiritual currents in nineteenth-century American life, letters, and culture. more...

  • The Unwritten Warby Daniel Aaron

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In The Unwritten War , Daniel Aaron examines the literary output of American writers?major and minor?who treated the Civil War in their works. He seeks to understand why this devastating and defining military conflict has failed to produce more literature of a notably high and lasting order, why there is still no "masterpiece" of Civil War fiction.... more...