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Author Kamrath, Mark.

Title The historicism of Charles Brockden Brown : radical history and the early republic / Mark L. Kamrath
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xix, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part 1. Remembering the past. European and colonial traditions; "Domestic history" and the Republican novel -- Part 2. Historiography and the "art of the historian." Historical representation in the Monthly magazine and American review and the Literary magazine and American register; The historical sketches-and "a government, ecclesiastical and civil"; Empire and the "annals of Europe" -- Part 3. The politics of history. American exceptionalism and the "annals of America"; Constitutional limits-and "liberalism."
Summary A new perspective on the cultural politics of Charles Brockden Brown The novels of Charles Brockden Brown, the most accomplished literary figure in early America, redefined the gothic genre and helped shape some of America?s greatest writers, including Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. However, little has been said about the latter years of Brown?s career. While his early novels are celebrated for their innovative and experimental style, Brown?s later historical narratives are often dismissed as uninteresting, and Brown himself has been accused of having become?a stodgy conservative.? Through a re-examination of these neglected historical writings, Mark L. Kamrath takes a fresh look at Brown?s later career and his role in the cultural politics of the early national period. This interdisciplinary study uses transatlantic historical contexts and recent narrative discourse to unveil Brown?s philosophic inquires into the filiopietistic tradition of historiography and increasingly imperialistic notion of American exceptionalism. It recovers a forgotten debate?and radical position?about the nature of historical truth and representation and opens up for contemporary discussion what it means to write about the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 -- Criticism and interpretation
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 -- Knowledge -- History
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 -- Knowledge -- United States
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810
Brown, Charles Brockden -- Geschichte.
History in literature.
Historicism in literature.
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 19th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Historicism in literature
History in literature
Literature and history
United States -- In literature
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009047068
ISBN 9781612775494