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By Ryan, Susan M.
The Moral Economies of American Authorship argues that the moral character of authors became a kind of literary property within mid-nineteenth-century America's expanding print marketplace, shaping the construction, promotion, and reception of texts as well as of literary reputat...ions.Read more
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Susan M. Ryan explores antebellum Americans' preoccupation with the language and practice of benevolence. Drawing on a variety of cultural and literary texts, she traces how people working and writing within social reform movements-and their outspoken...
The author explores antebellum American's preoccupation with the language and practice of benevolence. Drawing on varied cultural and literary texts, she traces how people within the social reform movement helped solidify racial and class ideologies which marginalized even the de...serving poor.Read more
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