Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865

 Selected Bibliography

© Paul P. Reuben
October 15, 2016


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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Abel, Darrel. Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe: Critical Essays in Honor of Darrel Abel. eds. G.R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 1981. PS374.F26 R8

Andrews, William L. Literary Romanticism in America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1981. PS169.R6 L5

Bell, Michael D. The Development of American Romance: The Sacrifice of Relation. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980. PS377 .B4

Brown, Gillian. Domestic individualism: imagining self in nineteenth-century America. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990. PS374 .D57 B7

Brown, Lee R. The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.

Budick, Emily M. Fiction and Historical Consciousness: The American Romance Tradition. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989. PS374 .H5 B83

Chai, Leon. The Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1987. PS217 .R6 C43

Charvat, William. Literary Publishing in America, 1790-1850. 2nd edition. UMass Press, 1993.

---. The Profession of Authorship in America. 2nd edition. Columbia UP, 1994.

Greenwald, Elissa. Realism and the Romance: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and American Fiction. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1989. PS 374 .R37 G7

Grey, Robin. The Complicity of Imagination: The American Renaissance, Contests of Authority, and 17th-Century English Culture. NY: Cambridge UP, 1997.

Harris, Susan K. 19th-Century American Women's Novels: interpretative Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990.

Isham, Howard. Image of the Sea: Oceanic Consciousness in the Romantic Century. NY: Peter Lang, 2004.

Moylan, Michele, and Lane Stiles. eds. Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America. a volume in the series, Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book. UMass Press, 1997.

Porte, Joel. In Respect to Egotism: Studies in American Romantic Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991. PS217 .R6 P67

Raimond, Jean, and J. R. Watson. eds. A Handbook to English Romanticism. NY: St. Martin's, 1992.

Romero, Lora. Home Fronts: Domesticity and Its Critics in the Antebellum United States. Durham: Duke UP, 1997.

Shiffrin, Steven H. The First Amendment, democracy, and romance. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1990. KF4772 .S45

Simonson, Harold P. Radical Discontinuities: American Romanticism and Christian Consciousness. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1983. PS169 .R6 S57

Taylor, Beverly, and Robert A. Bain. The Cast of Consciousness: Concepts of the Mind in British and American Romanticism. NY: Greenwood P, 1987. PR468 .C66 C37

Wolf, Bryan J. Romantic Re-Vision: Culture and Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century American Painting and Literature. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982. ND210.5 .R6 W6

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Bellis, Peter J. Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2003.

Boyd, Anne E. Writing for Immortality: Women and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004.

Castiglia, Christopher. Interior States: Institutional Consciousness and the Inner Life of Democracy in the Antebellum United States. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2008.

Clack, Randall A. The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: Alchemical Regeneration in the Works of Taylor, Poe, Hawthorne, and Fuller. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

Cohen, Daniel A. Pillars of Salt, Monuments of Grace: New England Crime Literature and the Origins of American Popular Culture, 1674-1860. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2006.

Dinius, Marcy J. The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print Culture in the Age of the Daguerreotype. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2012.

Dunne, Michael. Calvinist Humor in American Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

Fresonke, Kris. West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003.

Gravil, Richard. Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862. NY: St. Martin's, 2000.

Greenham, David. Emerson's Transatlantic Romanticism. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Habich, Robert D. Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1820-1865. NY: Facts on File, 2010.

Harrison, Les. The Temple and the Forum: The American Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, and Whitman. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.

Keane, Patrick J. Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "Light of All Our Day." Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2005.

Marshall, Megan. The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

McKusick, James C. Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology. NY: St. Martin's, 2000.

Nissen, Axel. ed. The Romantic Friendship Reader: Love Stories Between Men in Victorian America. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2003.

Okker, Patricia. Social Stories: The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-Century America. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2003.

Packard, Chris. Queer Cowboys and Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Reid, Margaret. Cultural Secrets as Narrative Form: Storytelling in Nineteenth-Century America. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004.

Riss, Arthur. Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-century American Literature. NY: Cambridge UP, 2006.

West, Michael. Transcendental Wordplay: America's Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Language of Nature. Athens: Ohio UP, 2000.

Worthington, Heather. The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

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Bennett, Michael. Democratic Discourses: The Radical Abolition Movement and Antebellum American Literature. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2005.

Bergner, Gwen. Taboo Subjects: Race, Sex, and Psychoanalysis. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota P, 2005.

Bolton, Linda. Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2004.

Boyd, Melba J. Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press. NY: Columbia UP, 2003.

Cox, John D. Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005.

Ernest, John. Resistance and Reformation in Nineteenth-Century African-American Literature: Brown, Wilson, Jacobs, Delany, Douglass, and Harper. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1995.

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives. NY: New York UP, 1996.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Classic Slave Narratives. NY: New American Library, 1987. E 444 .C63

Glaude, Eddie S., Jr. Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000.

Gordon, Dexter B. Black Identity: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2003.

Hall, Stephen G. A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009.

Harris, Trudier. Afro-American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume Fifty. Detroit: Gale, 1986. PN 451 .D52

Johnson, Yvonne. The Voices of African American Women: The Use of Narrative and Authorial Voice in the Works of Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alice Walker. NY: Peter Lang, 1998.

Leak, Jeffrey B. Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2005.

Logan, Shirley W. With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1995.

Meer, Sarah. Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005.

Nwankwo, Ifeoma K. Black Cosmopolitanism: Racial Consciousness and Transnational Identity in the Nineteenth-Century Americas. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005.

Ryan, Susan M. The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2003.

Sale, Maggie M. The Slumbering Volcano: American Slave Ship Revolts and the Production of Rebellious Masculinity. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1997.

Sánchez-Eppler, Karen. Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

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