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

Author: Theresa A Strouth; Sharon M Harris
Publisher: Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, 2009.
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Illustrates the significance of epistolarity as a literary phenomenon intricately interwoven with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cultural developments. This collection of essays demonstrates the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Letters and cultural transformations in the United States, 1760-1860.
Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, 2009
(DLC) 2009003064
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa A Strouth; Sharon M Harris
ISBN: 9780754695042 0754695042
OCLC Number: 646832752
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
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, 1831a "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, 1851a "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 and 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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