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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
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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."--Publisher's website
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hebard, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S58
LC item number
H43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • American literature
  • Law and literature
  • Literature
  • Sovereignty
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The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-198) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 204 p.
Isbn
9781107028067
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012023778
System control number
  • (OCoLC)798437844
  • (OCoLC)ocn798437844
Label
The poetics of sovereignty in American literature, 1885-1910, Andrew Hebard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-198) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 204 p.
Isbn
9781107028067
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012023778
System control number
  • (OCoLC)798437844
  • (OCoLC)ocn798437844

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