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The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard

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The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910
Title
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hebard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the Progressive Era, the United States regularly suspended its own laws to regulate racialized populations. Judges and administrators relied on the rhetoric of sovereignty to justify such legal practices, while in American popular culture, sovereignty helped authors coin tropes that have become synonymous with American exceptionalism today. In this book, Andrew Hebard challenges the notion of sovereignty as a 'state of exception' in American jurisprudence and literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Hebard explores how literary trends such as romance and realism helped conventionalize, and thereby sanction, the federal government's use of sovereignty in a range of foreign and domestic policy matters, including the regulation of overseas colonies, immigration, Native American lands, and extra-legal violence in the American South. Weaving historiography with close readings of Mark Twain, the Western, and other hallmarks of Progressive Era literature, Hebard's study offers a new cultural context for understanding the legal history of race relations in the United States
Member of
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Hebard, Andrew
Dewey number
810.9/004
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
165
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
Label
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: 'an empire of letters' -- 'Like a disembodied shade': popular romances and the American imperial state -- Styling territory: Mark Twain and the 'stupendous joke' of imperial sovereignty -- 'Twisted from the ordinary': naturalism, sovereignty, and the conventions of Chinese exclusion -- Acts of lawless discretion: Westerns and the Plenary Administration of Native Americans -- Romance and riot: Charles Chesnutt and the conventions of extralegal violence in the Jim Crow South
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ocn817730358
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139235648
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817730358
Label
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: 'an empire of letters' -- 'Like a disembodied shade': popular romances and the American imperial state -- Styling territory: Mark Twain and the 'stupendous joke' of imperial sovereignty -- 'Twisted from the ordinary': naturalism, sovereignty, and the conventions of Chinese exclusion -- Acts of lawless discretion: Westerns and the Plenary Administration of Native Americans -- Romance and riot: Charles Chesnutt and the conventions of extralegal violence in the Jim Crow South
Control code
ocn817730358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139235648
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817730358

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