Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W. E. B. Du Bois

by Caroline Levander
     
 


Argues that from the late eighteeneth century through the early twentieth, American literary and political texts used the figure of the child to represent U.S. national belonging.See more details below

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Argues that from the late eighteeneth century through the early twentieth, American literary and political texts used the figure of the child to represent U.S. national belonging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338727
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction : Natal Nationalism: The Place of the Child in American Cultural Studies 1

1. The Child and the Racial Politics of Nation Making in the Slavery Era 29

2. Southern Fictions and the “Race” of Nations Along the Mexican Border 52

3. Consenting Fictions, Fictions of Consent: The Child and the Nineteenth-Century Sentimental Novel 78

4. Transnational Twain 111

5. Henry James, Pauline Hopkins, and Psychologies of Race 133

6. Raceless States: W.E.B. Du Bois and Cuba 157

Notes 179

Bibliography 211

Index 239

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