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Perfecting friendship : politics and affiliation in early American literature

Author: Ivy Schweitzer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
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Contemporary notions of friendship regularly place it in the private sphere, associated with feminized forms of sympathy and affection. In an exploration of early American literature and culture,  Read more...

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Schweitzer, Ivy.
Perfecting friendship.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)747305529
Named Person: John Winthrop; James Fenimore Cooper; Catharine Maria Sedgwick; Hannah Webster Foster
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivy Schweitzer
ISBN: 0807830690 9780807830697 0807857785 9780807857786
OCLC Number: 70129053
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Renascence of Friendship: A Story of American Social and Political Life --
1. Smoke and Mirrors: A History of Equality and Interchangeability in Friendship Theory --
2. "Familiar Commerce": John Winthrop's "Modell" of American Affiliation" --
3. Hannah Webster Foster's Coquette: Resurrecting Friendship from the Tomb of Marriage --
4. Eat Your Heart Out: James Fenimore Cooper's Male Romance and the American Myth of Interracial Friendship --
5. The Ethical Horizon of American Friendship in Catharine Sedgwick's Hope Leslie --
Epilogue: The Persistence of Second Selves.
Responsibility: Ivy Schweitzer.
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A brilliant exercise in analysis.--"Journal of American History"

 
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