Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2006 - Počet stran: 276
Contemporary notions of friendship regularly place it in the private sphere, associated with feminized forms of sympathy and affection. As Ivy Schweitzer explains, however, this perception leads to a misunderstanding of American history. In an exploration
 

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Smoke and Mirrors A History of Equality and Interchangeability in Friendship Theory
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Familiar Commerce John Winthrops Modell of American Affiliation
73
Hannah Webster Fosters Coquette Resurrecting Friendship from the Tomb of Marriage
103
Eat Your Heart Out James Fenimore Coopers Male Romance and the American Myth of Interracial Friendship
133
The Ethical Horizon of American Friendship in Catharine Sedgwicks Hope Leslie
165
The Persistence of Second Selves
207
Notes
211
Works Cited
239
Index
259
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Ivy Schweitzer is professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is author and coeditor of three other books, including The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England (from the University of North Carolina Press).

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