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Author Fichtelberg, Joseph

Title Risk culture : performance & danger in early America / Joseph Fichtelberg

Publ Info Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS367 .F53 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-250) and index
Contents Nightmares of history -- The colonial stage. Promise and savagery in John Smith's Virginia -- Suspect grace. The trials of Puritan faith ; Echoes and infamies : the languages of Salem -- Alien terrors. Phillis Wheatley's feminine sublime ; The silence of John Marrant -- Infidelities. Disavowing Charlotte Temple ; Slander and honor in Trials of the human heart -- The devil designs a career
LC subject American prose literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism
American prose literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism
Social change in literature
Literature and society -- United States -- History
ISBN 9780472070947 (cloth : alk. paper)
0472070940 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472050949 (pbk. : alk. paper)
047205094X (pbk. : alk. paper)