Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature
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Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature by Gregg D. Crane
Book DescriptionIn this broad ranging and powerful study, Gregg Crane examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature. Crane recounts the efforts of literary and legal figures to bring the nation's law into line with the moral consensus that slavery and racial oppression were evil. By documenting an actual historical interaction central both to American literature and American constitutional law, Crane reveals the influence of literature on the constitutional discourse of citizenship. Covering such writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Frederick Douglass, and a whole range of novelists, poets, philosophers, politicians, lawyers and judges, this is a remarkable book, that will revise the relationship between race and nationalism in American literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521806848
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gregg D. Crane
Cambridge Introduction to the Nineteenth-century American Novel, Hardback (October 2007)
An overview of the greatest achievements of American fiction writing of the nineteenth century.
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Examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature.
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Author Biography - Gregg D. Crane
Gregg Crane is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University. He has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1986. He has published in American Literary History, American Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
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