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The Resource Veteran Americans : literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction, Benjamin Cooper

Veteran Americans : literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction, Benjamin Cooper

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Veteran Americans : literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction
Title
Veteran Americans
Title remainder
literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Cooper
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I may dare to speak, and I intend to speak and write what I think," wrote a New York volunteer serving in the Mexican War in 1848. Such sentiments of resistance and confrontation run throughout the literature produced by veteran Americans in the nineteenth century--from prisoner-of-war narratives and memoirs to periodicals, adventure pamphlets, and novels. Military men and women were active participants in early American print culture, yet they struggled against civilian prejudice about their character, against shifting collective memories that removed military experience from the nation's self-definition, and against a variety of headwinds in the uneven development of antebellum print culture. In this new literary history of early American veterans, Benjamin Cooper reveals how these men and women from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War demanded, through their writing, that their value as American citizens and authors be recognized. Relying on an archive of largely understudied veteran authors, Cooper situates their perspective against a civilian monopoly in defining American citizenship and literature that endures to this day"--
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Cooper, Benjamin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Veterans
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Veterans in literature
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • American literature
  • Veterans in literature
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • United States
Label
Veteran Americans : literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction, Benjamin Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutionary captivity. 1776-1820: Mary Rowlandson, Ethan Allen, Lemuel Roberts, Thomas Dring -- Civilian memories and veteran memoir 1820-1830: James Fenimore Cooper, John Andre, Joseph Plumb Martin, Enoch Crosby, Thomas Painter -- A bunch of veteran amateurs. 1830-1865: Charles Cummings, Israel Potter, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, William Richardson -- The real and written war. 1865-1880: William Oland Bourne, John William De Forest
Control code
on1043589928
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613765708
Lccn
2018036819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv34p7b1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043589928
Label
Veteran Americans : literature and citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction, Benjamin Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutionary captivity. 1776-1820: Mary Rowlandson, Ethan Allen, Lemuel Roberts, Thomas Dring -- Civilian memories and veteran memoir 1820-1830: James Fenimore Cooper, John Andre, Joseph Plumb Martin, Enoch Crosby, Thomas Painter -- A bunch of veteran amateurs. 1830-1865: Charles Cummings, Israel Potter, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, William Richardson -- The real and written war. 1865-1880: William Oland Bourne, John William De Forest
Control code
on1043589928
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613765708
Lccn
2018036819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv34p7b1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043589928

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