The Culture of sentiment : race, gender, and sentimentality in nineteenth-century America

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Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-340) and index.

Contents

  • Tender violence : literary eavesdropping, domestic fiction, and educational reform / Laura Wexler -- "Domestic differences" : competing narratives of womanhood in the murder trial of Lucretia Chapman / Karen Halttunen -- Rape, murder, and revenge in "Slavery's pleasant homes" : Lydia Maria Child's antislavery fiction and the limits of genre / Carolyn L. Karcher -- Sentimental figures : reading Godey's lady's book in antebellum America / Isabelle Lehuu -- Bodily bonds : the intersecting rhetorics of feminism and abolition / Karen Sánchez-Eppler -- Vanishing Americans : gender, empire, and new historicism / Lora Romero -- Class and the strategies of sympathy / Amy Schrager Lang -- Unseemly sentiments : the cultural problem of gambling / Ann Fabian -- The identity of slavery / Shirley Samuels -- Narratives of the female body : the Greek slave / Joy S. Kasson -- Sympathy as strategy in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie / Dana Nelson -- Relic, fetish, femmage : the aesthetics of sentiment in the work of Stowe / Lynn Wardley -- The mulatto, tragic or triumphant? : the nineteenth-century American race melodrama / Susan Gillman -- Runaway tongue : resistant orality in Uncle Tom's cabin, Our Nig, Incidents in the life of a slave girl, and Beloved / Harryette Mullen -- The female woman : Fanny Fern and the form of sentiment / Lauren Berlant
  • Ch. 1, Laura Wexler - Ch 2., Karen Halttunen - Ch. 3, Carolyn L. Karcher - Ch. 4, Isabelle Lehuu - Ch. 5, Karen Sánchez-Eppler - Ch. 6, Lora Romero - Ch. 7, Amy Schrager Lang - Ch. 8, Ann Fabian - Ch. 9, Shirley Samuels Ch. 10, Joy S. Kasson - Ch. 11, Dana Nelson - Ch. 12, Lynn Wardley - Ch. 13,Susan Gillman - Ch. 14, Harryette Mullen - Ch. 15, Lauren Berlant
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