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The Resource The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio, (electronic resource)

The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio, (electronic resource)

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The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910
Title
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the Progressive Era, the United States regularly suspended its own laws to regulate racialized populations. Judges and administrators relied on the rhetoric of sovereignty to justify such legal practices, while in American popular culture, sovereignty helped authors coin tropes that have become synonymous with American exceptionalism today. In this book, Andrew Hebard challenges the notion of sovereignty as a 'state of exception' in American jurisprudence and literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Hebard explores how literary trends such as romance and realism helped conventionalize, and thereby sanction, the federal government's use of sovereignty in a range of foreign and domestic policy matters, including the regulation of overseas colonies, immigration, Native American lands, and extra-legal violence in the American South. Weaving historiography with close readings of Mark Twain, the Western, and other hallmarks of Progressive Era literature, Hebard's study offers a new cultural context for understanding the legal history of race relations in the United States.--
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Hebard, Andrew
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
165
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
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The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'an empire of letters' -- 'Like a disembodied shade': popular romances and the American imperial state -- Styling territory: Mark Twain and the 'stupendous joke' of imperial sovereignty -- 'Twisted from the ordinary': naturalism, sovereignty, and the conventions of Chinese exclusion -- Acts of lawless discretion: Westerns and the Plenary Administration of Native Americans -- Romance and riot: Charles Chesnutt and the conventions of extralegal violence in the Jim Crow South
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CR9781139235648
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 204 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
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9781139235648
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)817730358
Label
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139235648
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
Introduction: 'an empire of letters' -- 'Like a disembodied shade': popular romances and the American imperial state -- Styling territory: Mark Twain and the 'stupendous joke' of imperial sovereignty -- 'Twisted from the ordinary': naturalism, sovereignty, and the conventions of Chinese exclusion -- Acts of lawless discretion: Westerns and the Plenary Administration of Native Americans -- Romance and riot: Charles Chesnutt and the conventions of extralegal violence in the Jim Crow South
Control code
CR9781139235648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 204 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
9781139235648
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)817730358

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