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  • ISBN: 9780226075556
  • ISBN10: 0226075559

By the Sweat of the Brow Literature and Labor in Antebellum America

by Nicholas K. Bromell

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/30/1995
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Acknowledgments Introduction: "Ain't That Work?" Pt. 1: The Works of Mind and Body 1: Manual Labor and the Problem of Literary Representation 2: The Meaning and Demeaning of Manual Labor at the Exhibitions of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Pt. 2: Eros and Labor 3: The Erotics of Labor in Melville's Redburn 4: Naturalized Labor and Natural History in Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Pt. 3: Labor's Gendered Body 5: Women Carved of Oak and Korl: The Female Body as the Site of Gendered Labor in Hawthorne and Davis 6: The Labored Discourse of Domesticity 7: Maternal Labor in the Work of "Literary Domestics": Catharine Maria Sedgwick and Susan Warner 8: Literary Composition as Maternal Labor in Uncle Tom's Cabin Pt. 4: Writing the Work of Slaves 9: The Meanings of Work and Song in Antebellum Slavery 10: Slavery, Work, and Song in Frederick Douglass's Autobiographies Pt. 5: Toward an Ontology of Labor 11: "By the Labor of My Hands Only": The Making and Unmaking of Walden Afterword Notes Index
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