5. Promoting the Nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe

  1. Shirley Samuels

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch5

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

How to Cite

Samuels, S. (2011) Promoting the Nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe, in Reading the American Novel 1780-1865, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2011

Book Series:

  1. Reading the Novel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232872

Online ISBN: 9781444354355

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Keywords:

  • nationalism in fiction;
  • stories about slavery;
  • literature, through a veil;
  • Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin;
  • intersectionality;
  • Shapiro's “paradigm problem…”;
  • water, landscapes in The Pathfinder;
  • Leatherstocking Tales;
  • historical romances, The Last of the Mohicans;
  • Stowe's novel, desire for freedom

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nationalism and the Historical Novel

  • At Home in the United States

  • At Home in the Wilderness

  • The Romance of the Nation

  • Stowe's Histories

  • Notes