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Romances of the republic : women, the family, and violence in the literature of the early American nation

Author: Shirley Samuels
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The politics of identity in the period of the early American republic involved the cultural production of a national self. In Romances of the Republic, Shirley Samuels examines revolutionary rhetoric from the 1790s through the 1850s primarily in novels, but also in poems, pamphlets, political cartoons, and sermons.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Samuels
ISBN: 0195079884 9780195079883 9786610443260 6610443262
OCLC Number: 32272758
Description: viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Family, the State, and the Novel in the Early Republic --
1. Plague and Politics in 1793: Arthur Mervyn --
2. Wieland: Alien and Infidel --
3. The Family in the Novel: Cooper and the Domestic Revolution --
4. Monuments and Hearths --
5. Generation Through Violence: The Making of Americans --
6. The Identity of Slavery.
Responsibility: Shirley Samuels.
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