West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny / Edition 1

West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny / Edition 1

by Kris Fresonke
     
 


"Aligning Emerson and Thoreau with exploration narratives by Lewis and Clark, Pike, and others, West of Emerson realigns the standard map of regional American literature. Focusing on New England, it reorients our understanding of the literature of the west. Fresonke writes with grace and wit and sees the rhetoric of both manifest destiny and New EnglandSee more details below

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"Aligning Emerson and Thoreau with exploration narratives by Lewis and Clark, Pike, and others, West of Emerson realigns the standard map of regional American literature. Focusing on New England, it reorients our understanding of the literature of the west. Fresonke writes with grace and wit and sees the rhetoric of both manifest destiny and New England Transcendentalism with new eyes."--Brook Thomas, author of American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520225091
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/06/2003
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Natural Causes: The Journals of Lewis and Clark
2. Zebulon Pike, Federalist Gloom, and Western Lands
3. The Land without Qualities: Stephen Long and William Emory
4. Emerson’s 1830s
5. Emerson’s Nature: West of Ecstasy
6. Thoreau and the Design of Dissent

Epilogue: The Case against the Hamptons
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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