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Author Otter, Samuel, 1956-

Title Philadelphia stories : America's literature of race and freedom / Samuel Otter

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  PS255.P5 O88 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS255 P5 O88 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Mathew Carey, Absalom Jones, Richard Allen, and the color of fever -- Ministers and criminals: Richard Allen, John Joyce, and Peter Matthias -- Benjamin Rush's heroic interventions -- Mathew Carey's fugitive Philadelphians -- Charles Brockden Brown's experiments in character -- Hugh Henry Brackenridge, and the irrepressible teague -- Edward W. Clay's "Life in Philadelphia" -- "The rage for profiles": silhouettes at Peale's Museum -- Philadelphia metempsychosis in Robert Montgomery Bird's Sheppard Lee -- The peculiar position of our people -- William Whipper and debates in the black conventions -- Disfranchisement and appeal -- Joseph Willson's higher classes of colored society in Philadelphia -- "Doomed to destruction": the history of Pennsylvania hall -- The portraiture of the city of Philadelphia, and Henry James's American scene the mysteries of the city: George Lippard, Edgar Allan Poe -- The fiction of riot: George Lippard, John Beauchamp Jones -- The condition of the free people of color -- The struggle over "Philadelphia": Mary Howard Schoolcraft, Sara Josepha -- Hale, Martin Robison Delany, William Whipper and James McCune Smith -- Whipper Frank J. Webb's the garies and their friends "A rather curious protest" -- Still life in Georgia -- History and farce -- Parlor and riot -- Philadelphia vanitas -- The social experiment in Herman Melville's Benito Cereno
LC subject American literature -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History and criticism
Literature and history
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- In literature
ISBN 9780195395921 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195395921 (cloth : alk. paper)