Chapter 29. Fluid Identity in Israel Potter and The Confidence-Man

  1. Wyn Kelley
  1. Gale Temple

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch29

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

How to Cite

Temple, G. (2006) Fluid Identity in Israel Potter and The Confidence-Man, in A Companion to Herman Melville (ed W. Kelley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch29

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

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Keywords:

  • american revolution;
  • civil war;
  • social interaction;
  • craft economy;
  • politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and the Nation

  • Israel Potter: Fluid Identifications in the Patriotic Market

  • Confidence, Commerce, and Contingent Identity

  • Conclusion: Market Resistance