Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865
January 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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1 Introduction to the American Novel: From Charles Brockden rown’s Gothic Novels to Caroline Kirkland’s Wilderness 1
2 Historical Codes in Literary Analysis: The Writing Projects of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Hannah Crafts 23
3 Women, Blood, and Contract: Land Claims in Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Sedgwick, and James Fenimore Cooper 45
4 Black Rivers, Red Letters, and White Whales: Mobility and Desire in Catharine Williams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville 67
5 Promoting the Nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe 91
6 Women’s Worlds in the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Susan B. Warner, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Fanny Fern, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Harriet Wilson, and Louisa May Alcott 119
Further Reading 165