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Letters and cultural transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

Author: Theresa Strouth Gaul; Sharon M Harris
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Strouth Gaul; Sharon M Harris
ISBN: 9780754666226 0754666220 9780754695042 0754695042
OCLC Number: 302099210
Description: xi, 278 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Theresa Strouth Gaul and Sharon M. Harris; Part I Letters and Transnationalism: ' A continual and almost exclusive correspondence': Philip Mazzei's transatlantic citizenship, Chiara Cillerai; Letters on the use of letters in narratives: Catherine, Macauley, Susannah Rowson, and the Warren-Adams correspondence, Eve Tavor Bannet; Anticipating colonialism: US letters on Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1831-1835, Ivonne M. Garcia. Part II Letters and Authorship: The authentic fictional letters of Charles Brockden Brown, Elizabeth Hewitt; Keys to 'the labyrinth of my own being': Margaret Fuller's epistolary invention of the self, Jeffrey Steele; 'Two single married women': the correspondence of Elizabeth Stoddard and Margaret Sweat, 1851-1854, Jennifer Putzi. Part III Letters and Periodicals: Cherokee Catherine Brown's epistolary performances, Theresa Strouth Gaul; 'Does such a being exist?': Olive Branch readers respond to Fanny Fern, Bonnie Carr O'Neill; Dr Mary Walker and the economies of letter writing, Sharon M. Harris; A less costly ink: John Brown's Prison Letters and the traditions of American protest literature, Zoe Trodd. Part IV Letters and 21st Century Editions: Authorship, network, textuality: editing Mercy Otis Warren's letters, Jeffrey H. Richards; The request of a line: on editing Harriet Jacobs's Life Among the Contrabands, Scott M. Korb; Edited letter collections as epistolary fictions: imagining African American women's history in Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends, Linda M. Grasso; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul, Sharon M. Harris.
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'The astute attention paid by the essays in this volume to the matters of cultural engagement in the early American republic make this volume a stimulating feast. Revealing the United States through Read more...

 
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