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Beyond the Civil War Hospital

The Rhetoric of Healing and Democratization in Northern Reconstruction Writing, 1861-1882

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Beyond the Civil War Hospital helps readers understand Reconstruction as a period of emotional turmoil that precipitated a struggle for form in cultural production. By treating selected texts from that era as multifaceted contributions to Reconstruction's »mental adaptation process« (Leslie Butler), Kirsten Twelbeck diagnoses individual conflicts between the »heart and the brain« only partly compensated for by a shared concern for national healing. By tracing each text's individual adaptation of the healing trope, she identifies surprising disagreement over racial equality, women's rights, and citizenship. The book pairs female and male white authors from the antislavery North, and brings together a broad range of genres.


Titel: Beyond the Civil War Hospital
Autoren/Herausgeber: Kirsten Twelbeck
Aus der Reihe: Lettre
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9783837634655

Seitenzahl: 370
Format: 22,5 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 573 g
Sprache: Englisch

Kirsten Twelbeck (PhD) has taught American Studies at several German Universities. She is particularly interested in American nineteenth and twentieth century and American literature and culture. - Newsletter
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