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Smith, Caleb

The Oracle and the Curse

A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

    $76.00 / 68,50 € / £60.95*

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    Publication Date:
    April 2013
    Copyright year:
    2013
    ISBN
    978-0-674-07584-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Caleb Smith explores the confessions, trial reports, maledictions, and martyr narratives that juxtaposed law and conscience in antebellum America’s court of public opinion and shows how writers portrayed struggles for justice as clashes between human law and higher authority, giving voice to a moral protest that transformed American literature.

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    288 pages
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    SmithCaleb:

    Caleb Smith is Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University.

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