Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byLucy Maddox

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This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddoxdemonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced by discussion of "the Indian question" and shows how extensively they influenced the production and reception of writing in the first half of the century.

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This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddoxdemonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxiet...

Lucy Maddox is at Georgetown University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.54 × 5.83 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195069315

ISBN - 13:9780195069310

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"[Maddox's] goal of making visible the Native American presence in nineteenth-century discourse is a worthy objective, one which her splendid study promises to effect."--The Western Historical Quarterly