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  • 1. Anniversaries and ‘‘Whispering Ambitions’’: American Literature at 75–Houston A. Baker Jr. and Priscilla Wald

    2. On to the Centennial–Louis J. Budd

    3. ‘‘No! In Thunder’’–Cathy N. Davidson

    4. Turning from the National to the Multilingual–Michael Moon

    5. Federalist Criticism and the Fate of Genius–Edward Cahill

    6. Banking on Emotion: Financial Panic and the Logic of Male Submission in the Jacksonian Gothic–David Anthony

    7. ‘‘The Public Heart’’: Urban Life and the Politics of Sympathy in Lydia Maria Child’s Letters from New York–Heather Roberts

    8. The Cultural Logic of Euthanasia: ‘‘Sad Fancyings’’ in Herman Melville’s ‘‘Bartleby’’–Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

    9. ‘‘Prismatic and Profitable’’: Commerce and the Corporate Person in James’s ‘‘The Jolly Corner’’–Nicola Nixon

    10. ‘‘A Plea for Color’’: Nella Larsen’s Iconography of the Mulatta–Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    11. Review, Comparative Literary Studies of the Americas–Claire F. Fox

    Book Reviews

    12. Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories by Jean M. Humez–Adam Gussow

    13. Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin Robison Delany by Tunde Adeleke–Adam Gussow

    14. Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War by Lisa A. Long–Kristin Boudreau

    15. Mark Twain and Medicine: ‘‘Any Mummery Will Cure’’ by K. Patrick Ober–Kristin Boudreau

    16. Imagining Rhetoric: Composing Women of the Early United States by Janet Carey Eldred and Peter Mortensen–Matt Cohen and Melinda DiStefano

    17. Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women’s Poetry, 1800–1900 by Paula Bernat Bennett–Matt Cohen and Melinda DiStefano

    18. An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture by Edward Watts–

    Sandra Zagarell

    19. Writing out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture by Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse–Sandra Zagarell

    20. Translating Southwestern Landscapes: The Making of an Anglo Literary Region by Audrey Goodman–Sandra Zagarell

    21. Readings at the Edge of Literature by Myra Jehlen–Anna Brickhouse

    22. The Writing of America: Literature and Cultural Identity from the Puritans to the Present by Geoff Ward–Anna Brickhouse

    23. Visions of the Land: Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology by Michael A. Bryson–Anne Raine

    24. This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry by Jed Rasula–Anne Raine

    25. America’s Culture of Terrorism: Violence, Capitalism, and the Written Word by Jeffory A. Clymer–James Dawes

    26. Crimes of Art and Terror by Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe–James Dawes

    27. Announcement

    28. Index

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    Since its founding in 1929, American Literature has been considered the preeminent journal in its field. In this special issue, which celebrates the landmark seventy-fifth anniversary of the journal, past and present editors assess the contribution the journal has made to literary studies by considering the journal's evolution: how it has departed from, remained loyal to, extended, qualified, rejected, or questioned Hubbell's original agenda.

    Contributors. David Anthony, Houston A. Baker Jr., Louis J. Budd, Edward Cahill, Cathy N. Davidson, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Michael Moon, Nicola Nixon, Heather Roberts, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Priscilla Wald

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