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Dislocating race & nation [[electronic resource] ] : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism / / Robert S. Levine

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Autore: Levine Robert S (Robert Steven), <1953-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: Dislocating race & nation [[electronic resource] ] : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism / / Robert S. Levine Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Chapel Hill, : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (335 p.)
Disciplina: 810.9/3581
Soggetto topico: American literature - 19th century - History and criticism
National characteristics, American, in literature
Literature and history - United States - History
Nationalism and literature - United States - History
American literature - 18th century - History and criticism
Literature and society - History
Race relations in literature
Black nationalism in literature
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Undoings -- Charles Brockden Brown, Louisiana, and the contingencies of empire -- Circulating the nation: David Walker, the Missouri Compromise, and the appeals of black literary nationalism -- Genealogical fictions: Melville and Hannah crafts in Hawthorne's house -- Frederick Douglass's hemispheric nationalism, 1857-1893 -- Undoings redux.
Sommario/riassunto: American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial, and contingent dimensions present in the works of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and African American writers. Conflict and uncertainty, not consensus, Levine argues, helped define American literary nationalism during this period. <B
Titolo autorizzato: Dislocating race & nation  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-4696-0565-1
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910531591803321
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