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Author Samuels, Shirley.

Title Romances of the republic : women, the family, and violence in the literature of the early American nation / Shirley Samuels.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

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 UniM Bail  813.0810902 SAMUELS    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Family, the State, and the Novel in the Early Republic -- 1. Plague and Politics in 1793: Arthur Mervyn -- 2. Wieland: Alien and Infidel -- 3. The Family in the Novel: Cooper and the Domestic Revolution -- 4. Monuments and Hearths -- 5. Generation Through Violence: The Making of Americans -- 6. The Identity of Slavery.
Summary The politics of identity in the period of the early American republic involved the cultural production of a national self. In Romances of the Republic, Shirley Samuels examines revolutionary rhetoric from the 1790s through the 1850s primarily in novels, but also in poems, pamphlets, political cartoons, and sermons.
Subject Historical fiction, American -- Male authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Literature and society -- United States.
Man-woman relationships in literature.
Violence in literature.
Families in literature.
Women in literature.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Literature and the revolution.
ISBN 0195079884 (alk. paper)