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Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867

Author: Deak Nabers
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This interdisciplinary study sheds light on the transformative significance of emerging legalist and constitutionalist forms of antislavery thinking on the literature of the 1850s and 1860s and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deak Nabers
ISBN: 0801883504 9780801883507 0801889316 9780801889318
OCLC Number: 62282043
Description: xii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. Victory of Law: Melville and Reconstruction --
2. Shadows of Law: Somerset and the Literature of Abolition --
3. Constitutional Disobedience: Thoreau, Sumner and the Transcendental Law of the 1850s --
4. Legal Sentences: Hawthorne's Sovereign Performatives and Hermeneutics of Freedom --
5. John Bingham's Poetic Constitution.
Responsibility: Deak Nabers.
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