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  • Neither Fugitive nor Freeby Edlie L. Wong

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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 onto... 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$ 44.95

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

  • Interior Statesby Christopher Castiglia; Donald E. Pease

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 89.95

    Explores changing forms of interiority as produced in relation to the state in nineteenth century America and the current day. more...

  • No More Separate Spheres!by Cathy N. Davidson; Jessamyn Hatcher; Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan; Robyn Wiegman

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 94.95

    Argues against the use of male/female gender categories to characterize public and domestic life. 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,... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Illustration of the Masterby Amy Tucker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    The Illustration of the Master examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. more...

  • American Romanticism and the Marketplaceby Michael T. Gilmore

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    "This book can take its place on the shelf beside Henry Nash Smith's Virgin Land and Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden ."—Choice "[Gilmore] demonstrates the profound, sustained, engagement with society embodied in the works of Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Melville. In effect, he relocates the American Renaissance where it properly... more...