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  • Masculinities in Black and Whiteby Josep M. Armengol

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Inverting the traditional focus of ethnic studies on blackness as the object of scrutiny, this book explores dominant forms of white masculinity as seen by African American authors placed alongside certain white writers. Author analyzes texts by Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Frederick Douglass, and James Baldwin. more...

  • Loving God's Wildnessby Jeffrey Bilbro

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    When the Puritans arrived in the New World to carry out the colonization they saw as divinely mandated, they were confronted by the American wilderness. Part of their theology led them to view the natural environment as “ a temple of God” in which they should glorify and serve its creator. The larger prevailing theological view, however, saw this... more...

  • American Terrorby Paul Hurh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Contrary to accounts that interpret terror in opposition to reason, this book shows how three authors famous for their works and theories of terror—Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville—developed a terror that incorporates, theorizes, and extends the Enlightenment claims of reason as feeling. more...

  • Invisible Conversationsby Roger Lundin

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    American literature offers exceptional resources for understanding the complex role religion has played in the life of the culture and in the experience of its people. In recent decades, however, the academic study of that literature has largely treated religion, in the words of a noted scholar, as an "invisible domain." In joining the rich conversations... more...

  • White Supremacy in Children's Literatureby Donnarae MacCann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95

    This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture:  it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that paralleled the way adult books, schools, churches, and government... more...

  • Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literatureby Gregg D. Crane

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    Examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature. more...

  • Emersonby Jr. Robert D. Richardson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 33.95

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype... more...

  • Reimagining Indiansby Sherry L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 52.99

    Reimagining Indians investigates a group of Anglo-American writers whose books about Native Americans helped reshape Americans' understanding of Indian peoples at the turn of the twentieth century. Hailing from the Eastern United States, these men and women traveled to the American West and discovered "exotics" in their midst. Drawn to Indian... more...

  • The Future of Environmental Criticismby Lawrence Buell

    Wiley 2009; US$ 127.95 US$ 115.16

    Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement. A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”. Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism. Traces the history of the ecocritical movement... more...

  • Courting Communitiesby Kathy Glass

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Courting Communities focuses on the writing and oratory of nineteenth-century African-American women whose racial uplift projects troubled the boundaries of race, nation and gender. In particular, it reexamines the politics of gender in nationalist movements and black women's creative response within and against both state and insurgent black nationalist... more...