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AnglophiliaDeference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Elisa Tamarkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American ... More

Beautiful DemocracyAesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Russ Castronovo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The photographer and reformer Jacob Riis once wrote, “I have seen an armful of daisies keep the peace of a block better than a policeman and his club.” Riis was not alone in his belief that beauty ... More

The Fugitive's PropertiesLaw and the Poetics of Possession

The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study of literature and law before and since the Civil War shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected. It uncovers a poetics ... More

Manly LoveRomantic Friendship in American Fiction

Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction

Axel Nissen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226586663
eISBN:
9780226586687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The modern idea of Victorians is that they were emotionless prudes, imprisoned by sexual repression and suffocating social constraints; they expressed love and affection only within the bounds of ... More

Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Julia A. Stern

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226773285
eISBN:
9780226773315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226773315.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

A genteel southern intellectual, saloniste, and wife to a prominent colonel in Jefferson Davis's inner circle, Mary Chesnut today is remembered best for her penetrating Civil War diary. Composed ... More

The War on WordsSlavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How did slavery and race impact American literature in the nineteenth century? This book argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen ... More

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