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The Resource Legal realisms : the American novel under reconstruction, Christine Holbo

Legal realisms : the American novel under reconstruction, Christine Holbo

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Legal realisms : the American novel under reconstruction
Title
Legal realisms
Title remainder
the American novel under reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Christine Holbo
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Language
eng
Summary
United States historians have long regarded the U.S. Civil War and its Reconstruction as a second American revolution. Literary scholars, however, have yet to show how fully these years revolutionized the American imagination. Emblematic of this moment was the post-war search for a "Great American Novel"-a novel fully adequate to the breadth and diversity of the United States in the era of the Fourteenth Amendment. While the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments declared the ideal of equality before the law a reality, persistent and increasing inequality challenged idealists and realists alike. The controversy over what full representation should mean sparked debates about the value of cultural difference and aesthetic dissonance, and it led to a thoroughgoing reconstruction of the meaning of "realism" for readers, writers, politics, and law. The dilemmas of incomplete emancipation, which would damage and define American life from the late nineteenth century onwards, would also force novelists to reconsider the definition and possibilities of the novel as a genre of social representation. Legal Realisms examines these transformations in the face of uneven developments in the racial, ethnic, gender and class structure of American society. Offering provocative new readings of Mark Twain, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Helen Hunt Jackson, Albion Tourgee and others, Christine Holbo explores the transformation of the novel's distinctive modes of social knowledge in relation to developments in art, philosophy, law, politics, and moral theory
Cataloging source
YDX
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Holbo, Christine
Dewey number
813/.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS377
LC item number
.H65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Twain, Mark
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) in literature
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • American fiction
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877) in literature
Label
Legal realisms : the American novel under reconstruction, Christine Holbo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Novel in the Era of Plessy -- Perfect Knowledge : Sympathetic Realism between the Rational and the Real -- Imperfect Knowledge : William Dean Howells, Perspectival Realism and Social Politics -- A Double-Barreled Novel : Huckleberry Finn and the Great American Novel as Perspectival Realism
Control code
1101977662
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 452 pages
Isbn
9780190604547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101977662
Label
Legal realisms : the American novel under reconstruction, Christine Holbo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Novel in the Era of Plessy -- Perfect Knowledge : Sympathetic Realism between the Rational and the Real -- Imperfect Knowledge : William Dean Howells, Perspectival Realism and Social Politics -- A Double-Barreled Novel : Huckleberry Finn and the Great American Novel as Perspectival Realism
Control code
1101977662
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 452 pages
Isbn
9780190604547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101977662

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