Literature in the Early American Republic v. 2: Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries
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This is the only scholarly journal devoted solely to the study of the literary culture of the fledgling United States. ""Literature in the Early American Republic"" (""LEAR"") is a peer-reviewed scholarly annual that promotes discussion of all facets of the literature that arose during the period roughly spanning from the adoption of the Constitution in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851. With the growing scholarly interest in America's early national literatures, ""LEAR"" aspires to become a forum for the examination of a host of issues and figures related to the development of the literary culture of the young Republic. Studies devoted to works by minority figures and other historically underappreciated writers, as well as articles dealing with the works and influence of James Fenimore Cooper, are central to its mission. Rooted in the published work of the period - including political texts, natural history, biography, autobiography, drama, poetry, fiction, travel writing, and other cultural documents of the age - ""LEAR"" will also address (or establish critical editions of) unpublished archival manuscripts of cultural or literary relevance.
Preface; Mischelle Booher Anthony, "'Innumerable Judgments': P. D. Manvill's Lucinda; Or The Mountain Mourner"; Theresa Strouth Gaul, "'The Great Radical Political Mistake': Elias Boudinot's 1837 Letter on Cherokee Removal"; Joshua David Bellin, "Red Routes: William Apess and Nativist Prophecy"; Bryan Sinche, "Cross-dressing and Virtuous Citizenship in The Female Marine and 'The Mess-Chest'"; Lisa West, "The Nature of 'The Flourishing Village' in America: Prospects in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie"; Robert Daly, "Reading Sedgwick Now: Empathy and Ethics in Early America"; Rebecca Lush, "'Louisianian Lady': Racial Ambiguity, Gender, and National Identity in Cooper's The Prairie"; Stephen Carl Arch, "Cooper's Turn: Satire and the Age of Jackson"; John McWilliams, "'The Almighty [unmentionable] Dollar': Washington Irving and Money"; Lance Schachterle, "The American Novel before 1820: A Bibliographical Essay".
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