A Companion to American Fiction 1780-1865 by Shirley Samuels

By Shirley Samuels

Content material:
Chapter 1 nationwide Narrative and the matter of yank Nationhood (pages 7–19): J. Gerald Kennedy
Chapter 2 Fiction and Democracy (pages 20–30): Paul Downes
Chapter three Democratic Fictions (pages 31–39): Sandra M. Gustafson
Chapter four Engendering American Fictions (pages 40–51): Martha J. Cutter and Caroline F. Levander
Chapter five Race and Ethnicity (pages 52–63): Robert S. Levine
Chapter 6 type (pages 64–74): Philip Gould
Chapter 7 Sexualities (pages 75–86): Valerie Rohy
Chapter eight faith (pages 87–96): Paul Gutjahr
Chapter nine schooling and Polemic (pages 97–107): Stephanie Foote
Chapter 10 Marriage and agreement (pages 108–118): Naomi Morgenstern
Chapter eleven Transatlantic Ventures (pages 119–130): Wil Verhoeven and Stephen Shapiro
Chapter 12 different Languages, different Americas (pages 131–144): Kirsten Silva Gruesz
Chapter thirteen Literary Histories (pages 147–157): Michael Drexler and Ed White
Chapter 14 Breeding and studying: Chesterfieldian Civility within the Early Republic (pages 158–167): Christopher Lukasik
Chapter 15 the yankee Gothic (pages 168–178): Marianne Noble
Chapter sixteen Sensational Fiction (pages 179–190): Shelley Streeby
Chapter 17 Melodrama and American Fiction (pages 191–203): Lori Merish
Chapter 18 tender obstacles: Passing and different “Crossings” in Fictionalized Slave Narratives (pages 204–215): Cherene Sherrard?Johnson
Chapter 19 medical professionals, our bodies, and Fiction (pages 216–227): Stephanie P. Browner
Chapter 20 legislations and the yank Novel (pages 228–238): Laura H. Korobkin
Chapter 21 exertions and Fiction (pages 239–248): Cindy Weinstein
Chapter 22 phrases for kids (pages 249–261): Carol J. Singley
Chapter 23 Dime Novels (pages 262–273): Colin T. Ramsey and Kathryn Zabelle Derounian?Stodola
Chapter 24 Reform and Antebellum Fiction (pages 274–284): Chris Castiglia
Chapter 25 the matter of town (pages 287–300): Heather Roberts
Chapter 26 New Landscapes (pages 301–313): Timothy Sweet
Chapter 27 The Gothic Meets Sensation: Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, and E. D. E. N. Southworth (pages 314–329): Dana Luciano
Chapter 28 Retold Legends: Washington Irving, James Kirke Paulding, and John Pendleton Kennedy (pages 330–341): Philip Barnard
Chapter 29 Captivity and Freedom: Ann Eliza Bleecker, Harriet Prescott Spofford, and Washington Irving's “Rip Van Winkle” (pages 342–352): Eric Gary Anderson
Chapter 30 New England stories: Catharine Sedgwick, Catherine Brown, and the Dislocations of Indian Land (pages 353–364): Bethany Schneider
Chapter 31 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Caroline Lee Hentz, Herman Melville, and American Racialist Exceptionalism (pages 365–377): Katherine Adams
Chapter 32 Fictions of the South: Southern photos of Slavery (pages 378–387): Nancy Buffington
Chapter 33 The West (pages 388–399): Edward Watts
Chapter 34 The outdated Southwest: Mike Fink, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Johnson Jones Hooper, and George Washington Harris (pages 400–410): David Rachels
Chapter 35 James Fenimore Cooper and the discovery of the yank Novel (pages 411–424): Wayne Franklin
Chapter 36 the ocean: Herman Melville and Moby?Dick (pages 425–433): Stephanie A. Smith
Chapter 37 nationwide Narrative and nationwide background (pages 434–444): Russ Castronovo

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1838). In I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives, ed. Yuval Taylor. Chicago: Lawrence Hill. Samuels, Shirley (1996). Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family and Violence in the Literature of the Early American Nation. New York: Oxford University Press. Scheckel, Susan (1998). The Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century 19 American Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Sedgwick, Catharine Maria (1998). Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts, ed.

Not surprisingly, then, The Power of Sympathy’s guardians of the marriage law also play a policing role with regard to the reading of fiction. Thus an extended section of the epistolary action is devoted to a discussion of fiction and its dangers, a discussion that echoes the justification with which Brown prefaces his novel. This novel, we are told, is more ‘‘advantageous’’ than most: ‘‘the dangerous consequences of seduction are exposed, and the advantages of female education set forth and recommended’’ (Brown 1996: 7).

1882). In Homi K. ), Nation and Narration. London: Routledge. Roper, Moses (1999). A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper from American Slavery (first publ. 1838). In I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives, ed. Yuval Taylor. Chicago: Lawrence Hill. Samuels, Shirley (1996). Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family and Violence in the Literature of the Early American Nation. New York: Oxford University Press. Scheckel, Susan (1998). The Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century 19 American Literature.

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