Conceived by Liberty: Maternal Figures and Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Stephanie A. Smith, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Conceived by Liberty: Maternal Figures and Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Conceived by Liberty: Maternal Figures and Nineteenth-Century American Literature

by Stephanie A. Smith
     
 

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"A mother is, next to God, all powerful," The Public Ledger asserted in 1850. Looking at complex representations of maternity in sentimental fiction, in texts treating the problem of slavery, and in selected canonical literature, Stephanie A. Smith traces the career of an ideology of sanctified maternity in antebellum American culture.

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"A mother is, next to God, all powerful," The Public Ledger asserted in 1850. Looking at complex representations of maternity in sentimental fiction, in texts treating the problem of slavery, and in selected canonical literature, Stephanie A. Smith traces the career of an ideology of sanctified maternity in antebellum American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801429248
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1994
Series:
9/28/2005
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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