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  1. Fugitive Science
    Exposes the influential work of a group of black artists to confront and refute scientific racism. Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Britt Rusert uncovers the dynamic... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2017
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  2. The Latino Nineteenth Century
    A retelling of U.S., Latin American, and Latino/a literary history through writing by Latinos/as who lived in the United States during the long nineteenth century   Written by both established and emerging scholars, the essays... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2016
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  3. Undisciplined
    In the 19th century, personhood was a term of regulation and discipline in which slaves, criminals, and others, could be “made and unmade." Yet it was precisely the fraught, uncontainable nature of personhood that necessitated... Learn More
    Published: 19th July 2016
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  4. The Black Radical Tragic
    As the first successful revolution emanating from a slave rebellion, the Haitian Revolution remains an inspired site of investigation for a remarkable range of artists and activist-intellectuals in the African Diaspora. In... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2016
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  5. Racial Reconstruction
    The end of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade triggered wide-scale labor shortages across the U.S. and Caribbean. Planters looked to China as a source for labor replenishment, importing indentured laborers in what became known... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2015
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  6. Ethnology and Empire
    Winner, The Early American Literature Book PrizeEthnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas about words that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoples and western spaces in the... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2015
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  7. Stella
    Stella, first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti’s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism.  Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Stella tells the... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2015
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  8. Picture Freedom
    In the decades leading up to the end of U.S. slavery, many free Blacks sat for daguerreotypes decorated in fine garments to document their self-possession. People pictured in these early photographs used portraiture to seize... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2015
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  9. Sitting in Darkness
    Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain’s work in African Americanist... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2015
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  10. Unsettled States
    In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2014
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  11. The Traumatic Colonel
    In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, at once historical and mythical figures. In The Traumatic Colonel, Michael J. Drexler and Ed White examine the Founders as imaginative fictions, characters in the specifically... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2014
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  12. Bonds of Citizenship
    In this study of literature and law from the Constitutional founding through the Civil War, Hoang Gia Phan demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories... Learn More
    Published: 26th April 2013
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  13. Tomorrow's Parties
    Honorable Mention for the 2014 MLA Alan Bray Memorial Award  Finalist for the 2013 LAMBDA LGBT Studies Book Award In nineteenth-century America—before the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde, before the public emergence of... Learn More
    Published: 19th April 2013
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  14. Idle Threats
    The 19th century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and “gentlemen of refinement” capturing the imagination o fa country that was deeply ambivalent about... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 2012
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  15. Racial Indigestion
    The act of eating is both erotic and violent, as one wholly consumes the object being eaten. At the same time, eating performs a kind of vulnerability to the world, revealing a fundamental interdependence between the eater and... Learn More
    Published: 30th July 2012
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  16. American Arabesque
    American Arabesque examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American national identity... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2012
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