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America’s EnglandAntebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

America’s England examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America in ... More

American Spaces of ConversionThe Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Andrea Knutson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study examines how the concept of conversion and specifically the legacy of the doctrine of preparation, as articulated in Puritan Reformed theology and transplanted to the Massachusetts Bay ... More

The Architecture of ConceptsThe Historical Formation of Human Rights

The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Maria Boletsi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which “civilization” ... More

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

A literary biography of Franklin’s writings on the British Empire and its relationship to the British North America, this book assesses Franklin’s intellectual life by examining his writings on ... More

Counting BodiesPopulation in Colonial American Writing

Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More

Episodic PoeticsPolitics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Matthew Garrett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199346530
eISBN:
9780199346554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346530.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Episodic Poetics merges social and political history with narrative theory to explain the early American fascination with the piecemeal plot across the period’s major genres of prose ... More

Far-Fetched FactsThe Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Neil Rennie

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book is an essay in the history of the literature of travel, real and imaginary, from classical times, via the early accounts of the New World, to the accounts of the South Sea Islands that lay ... More

The Grand Chorus of ComplaintAuthors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

Michael J. Everton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751785
eISBN:
9780199896936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

When Lord Byron toasted Napoleon for summarily executing a bookseller and when American satirist Fitz-Greene Halleck picketed his New York publisher for trying to starve him, both writers were taking ... More

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Sandra M. Gustafson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. This book combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current ... More

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