Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

by Carol J. Singley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199985777
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carol J. Singley is Professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden. She is the author of Edith Wharton: Matters of Mind and Spirit and the coeditor, with Caroline Levander, of The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Abandoned and Adopted in a New World

2 Problems of Patrimony: Benjamin Franklin and Ann Sargent Gage

3 Adoption Averted in The Scarlet Letter

4 Plotting Adoption: Dependence and Independence

5 Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter

6 Servitude and Homelessness: Harriet Wilson's Our Nig

7 The Limits of Nurture: Louisa May Alcott's Adoption Fiction

8 Charity Begins and Ends at Home: Edith Wharton's Summer

Index

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