Moving encounters :sympathy and the Indian question in Antebellum literature /Laura L. Mielke.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242389

Description

xii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

American literature History and criticism. 19th century
Indians in literature.
Sympathy in literature.
Literatur.
Kulturkontakt (Motiv)
Indianerbild.
Literatur Motiv Sympathie.
Sympathie Motiv Literatur
Literatur Motiv
Literatur Indianerautoren Motiv Sympathie.
Sympathie Motiv Literatur Indianerautoren.
American literature History and criticism 19th century.
Motiv Literatur

Originator

Mielke, Laura L.

Contents

Introduction : the moving encounter in antebellum literature -- The evolution of moving encounters in Lydia Maria Child's American Indian writings, 1824-1870 -- Doomed sympathy and The prairie : rereading Natty Bumppo as a sentimental intermediary -- "Be man!" : emasculating sympathy and the Southern patriarchal response in the fiction of William Gilmore Simms -- Containing native feeling : sentiment in the autobiographies of William Apess, Mary Jemison, and Black Hawk -- The book, the poet, the Indian : transcendental intermediaries in Margaret Fuller's Summer on the lakes and Henry David Thoreau's The Maine woods -- "Sorrows in excess!" : the limits of sympathy in the ethnography of George Caitlin, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft -- Restoring the Noahic family : the three races of America in Mary Eastman's Aunt Phillis's cabin and Mary Howard Schoolcraft's The black gauntlet -- Staging encounters and reclaiming sympathy through Indian melodramas and parodies, 1821-1855 -- Conclusion : moving beyond sentiment or cynicism.

Publication

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

Publisher Series

Native Americans of the Northeast: culture, history, and the contemporary
Native Americans of the Northeast.

Description

xii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complimentary copy, 2009.

ISBN

9781558496309 (alk. paper)
1558496300 (alk. paper)
9781558496316 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1558496319 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks PS217.I49 M54 2008

Places

USA
USA.
USA Indianer.
Indianer (Motiv)
Indianer