By Shirley Samuels
This Companion provides the present kingdom of feedback within the box of yankee fiction from the earliest declarations of nationhood to secession and civil conflict.
- Draws seriously on old and cultural contexts in its attention of yankee fiction
- Relates the fiction of the interval to conflicts approximately territory and sovereignty and to problems with gender, race, ethnicity and identity
- Covers diversified types of fiction, together with children’s literature, sketches, polemical items, historic romances, Gothic novels and novels of exploration
- Considers either canonical and lesser-known authors, together with James Fennimore Cooper, Hannah Foster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Treats overlooked subject matters, resembling the Western novel, technology and the radical, and American fiction in languages except English
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Samuels, Shirley (1996). Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family and Violence in the Literature of the Early American Nation. New York: Oxford University Press. Scheckel, Susan (1998). The Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century 19 American Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Sedgwick, Catharine Maria (1998). Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts, ed. Carolyn L. Karcher. New York: Penguin. (First publ. ) Smith, Anthony D. (1999). Myths and Memories of the Nation.
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The Compromise of 1850, a last maneuver in the attempt to save the Union, marked a historical turning point and heralded a brief, spectacular flood of national narratives – Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851); Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851); Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin; William Wells Brown’s Clotel (1853); Thoreau’s Walden (1854); and John Rollin Ridge’s The Life and Adventures of Joaquı´n Murieta (1854), among others. In diverse ways all construct quintessentially American stories to articulate judgments about the underlying nature of the inchoate 18 J.