A Concise Companion to American Studies (Blackwell by John Carlos Rowe

By John Carlos Rowe

'A significant other to American Studies' is a vital quantity that brings jointly voices and scholarship from around the spectrum of yankee experience.

• a set of twenty-two unique essays which gives an unheard of creation to the "new" American reports: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline

• Addresses various matters, from foundations and backgrounds to the sphere, to assorted theories of the “new” American reports, and matters from globalization and know-how to transnationalism and post-colonialism

• Explores the connection among American stories and allied fields comparable to Ethnic reviews, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies

• Designed to impress dialogue and aid scholars and students in any respect degrees advance their very own ways to modern American stories

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Teaching the Literatures of Early America.

Bailyn’s arguments crossed those of Miller’s one-time research assistant and successor at Harvard, Alan Heimert, who in 1966 in Religion and the American Mind, From Awakening to Revolution, extended his mentor’s project through the eighteenth century, taking as a blueprint Miller’s “From the Covenant to the Revival” (1961). Like Miller, Heimert was a consummate intellectual historian; he insisted, for example, that fully to apprehend an idea “depends finally on reading not between the lines but, as it were, through and beyond them,” an attitude that his many critics condemned for its encouragement of a willful misreading of texts (1966: 11).

Despite such criticism, however, even in this period, Miller’s formulation of Puritanism and his insistence on its centrality to the formation of the American mind never fully lost its luster. As historians of early America began to insist, for example, that the American colonies, “no matter how distant they might be from Britain or how much latitude they may have had in internal development” were all “cultural provinces of Britain,” other scholars, particularly those based in Literature departments, continued to connect New England thought to subsequent American culture (Greene 1984: 3).

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