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The Resource Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)

Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)

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Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville
Title
Cross-examinations of law and literature
Title remainder
Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville
Statement of responsibility
Brook Thomas
Title variation
Cross-Examinations of Law & Literature
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Cross Examinations of Law and Literature Brook Thomas uses legal thought and legal practice as a lens through which to read some of the important fictions of antebellum America. The lens reflects both ways, and we learn as much about the literature in the context of contemporary legal concerns as we do about the legal ideologies that the fiction subverts or reveals. Successive chapters deal with Cooper's Pioneers and Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables (property law and the image of the judiciary), Melville's 'Benito Cereno' and Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (slavery), Melville's White Jacket, Pierre and 'Bartleby' (worker exploitation or wage slavery), The Confidence-Man (contracts), and finally, 'Billy Budd', which examines a number of issues illustrative of the triumph of legal formalism after the Civil War.--
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UkCbUP
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Thomas, Brook
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
21
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  • American fiction
  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law
Label
Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511570513
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individuals, judges, property -- The pioneers; or the sources of American legal history : a critical tale -- The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's legal story -- The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's romance of art -- Wage and chattel slavery -- "Benito Cereno" : Melville's narrative of repression -- A sentimental journey : escape from bondage in Uncle Tom's cabin -- Exploitation at home and at sea -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" : fellow servants and free agents on Wall Street -- Contracts and confidence men -- Billy Budd and re-righting legal history -- Measured forms -- Ragged edges
Control code
CR9780511570513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521409704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825425
Label
Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511570513
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individuals, judges, property -- The pioneers; or the sources of American legal history : a critical tale -- The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's legal story -- The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's romance of art -- Wage and chattel slavery -- "Benito Cereno" : Melville's narrative of repression -- A sentimental journey : escape from bondage in Uncle Tom's cabin -- Exploitation at home and at sea -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" : fellow servants and free agents on Wall Street -- Contracts and confidence men -- Billy Budd and re-righting legal history -- Measured forms -- Ragged edges
Control code
CR9780511570513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521409704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825425

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