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Intimacy and Family in Early American Writing

  • Authors
  • Erica Burleigh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Erica Burleigh
    Pages 13-44
  3. Erica Burleigh
    Pages 69-97
  4. Erica Burleigh
    Pages 99-123
  5. Erica Burleigh
    Pages 125-142
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-209

About this book

Introduction

Through the prism of intimacy, Burleigh sheds light on eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century American texts. This insightful study shows how the trope of the family recurred to produce contradictory images - both intimately familiar and frighteningly alienating - through which Americans responded to upheavals in their cultural landscape.

Keywords

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