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Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation

Author: Hoang Gia Phan
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: America and the long 19th century
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Illuminates the historical tensions between the legal paradigms of citizenship and contract, and in the emergence of free labour ideology in American culture


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hoang Gia Phan
ISBN: 9780814738474 0814738478 9780814771709 081477170X
OCLC Number: 854685651
Description: x, 256 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction. "A Man from Another Country": Citizenship and the Bonds of Labor 1 Bound by Law: Apprenticeship and the Culture of "Free" Labor 2 Civic Virtues: Narrative Form and the Trial of Character in Early America 3 Fugitive Bonds: Contract and the Culture of Constitutionalism 4 Hereditary Bondsman: Frederick Douglass and the Spirit of the Law 5 "If Man Will Strike": Moby-Dick and the Letter of the Law Conclusion. The Labors of Emancipation: Founded Law and Freedom Defined Notes Index About the Author
Series Title: America and the long 19th century
Responsibility: Hoang Gia Phan.


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Phan (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst) provides an original look at the cultural work of nation building....Readers with a rudimentary understanding of literary and political theoryand an awareness Read more...

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