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Removals : Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs - Lucy Maddox

Removals

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs

Hardcover Published: 24th October 1991
ISBN: 9780195069310
Number Of Pages: 216

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This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddox demonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced by discussion of "the Indian question" and shows how extensively they influenced the production and reception of writing in the first half of the century.

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"Maddox finds in the historical displacement a provocative and brilliant metaphor for the literary displacement of the Indian in Victorian America....An innovative and intelligent restoration of the Indian into American literary discourse."--American Book Review "Her chapter on Melville is one of the most enlightening contributions to Melville studies to appear in recent years....Maddox's sophisticated intellectual examination of this issue stands as a model for future studies."--Great Plains Quarterly "A challenging argument for the necessity for greater awareness of Native American issues in criticism of American literature....An excellent first chapter provides one of the best introductory accounts of the framing of the public debate on Indian Affairs from the 1830s through the 1850s....Recommended."--Choice "Carefully researched and thoughtfully written....For anyone with an interest in American literature and Native American issues this is an essential read."--Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature "Original and intriguing, Removals will appeal to a broad spectrum of students of American literature, culture, and history, as well as to those with a special interest in Native American studies."--American Renaissance Literary Report "Maddox finds in the historical displacement a provocative and brilliant metaphor for the literary displacement of the Indian in Victorian America....An innovative and intelligent restoration of the Indian into American literary discourse."--American Book Review "Her chapter on Melville is one of the most enlightening contributions to Melville studies to appear in recent years....Maddox's sophisticated intellectual examination of this issue stands as a model for future studies."--Great Plains Quarterly "A challenging argument for the necessity for greater awareness of Native American issues in criticism of American literature....An excellent first chapter provides one of the best introductory accounts of the framing of the public debate on Indian Affairs from the 1830s through the 1850s....Recommended."--Choice "Carefully researched and thoughtfully written....For anyone with an interest in American literature and Native American issues this is an essential read."--Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature "Original and intriguing, Removals will appeal to a broad spectrum of students of American literature, culture, and history, as well as to those with a special interest in Native American studies."--American Renaissance Literary Report "With Removalsr, [Maddox] offers refreshing encouragement for the prosperity of invigorated academic discourse on Native American literary affairs."--MELUS "[Maddox's] goal of making visible the Native American presence in nineteenth-century discourse is a worthy objective, one which her splendid study promises to effect."--The Western Historical Quarterly

Introductionp. 3
Civilization or Extinction?p. 15
Writing and Silence: Melvillep. 51
Saving the Family: Hawthorne, Child, and Sedgwickp. 89
Points of Departure: Fuller, Thoreau, and Parkmanp. 131
Conclusionp. 169
Notesp. 179
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780195069310
ISBN-10: 0195069315
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 24th October 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.77 x 14.68  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.42

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