The Resource Dislocating race & nation: : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism, Robert S. Levine, (ebook)

Dislocating race & nation: : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism, Robert S. Levine, (ebook)

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Dislocating race & nation: : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism
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Dislocating race & nation:
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episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism
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Robert S. Levine
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Dislocating race and nation
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eng
Summary
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. Levine emphasizes the centrality of both inter- and intra-American conflict in his analysis of four illuminating "episodes" of literary responses to questions of U.S. racial nationalism and imperialism. He examines Charles Brockden Brown and the Louisiana Purchase; David Walker and the debates on the Missouri Compromise; Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Hannah Crafts and the blood-based literary nationalism and expansionism of the mid-nineteenth century; and Frederick Douglass and his approximately forty-year interest in Haiti. Levine offers critiques of recent developments in whiteness and imperialism studies, arguing that a renewed attention to the place of contingency in American literary history helps us to better understand and learn from writers trying to make sense of their own historical moments
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Midwest
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1953-
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Levine, Robert S.
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810.9/3581
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Nationalism and literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Race relations in literature
  • Black nationalism in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Dislocating race & nation: : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism, Robert S. Levine, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807887882
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720137
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remote
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11720137
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MWT11720137
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Dislocating race & nation: : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism, Robert S. Levine, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807887882
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720137
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720137
System control number
MWT11720137
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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