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Dislocating race & nation : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism /

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 asse...

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Main Author: Levine, Robert S. 1953-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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Online Access:Online version
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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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780807887882
0807887889
9781469605654
1469605651
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.