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  • 1. Introduction-Britt Rusert and Priscilla Wald

    2. "Freedom with a Vengeance": Choosing Kin in Antislavery Literature and Law-Edlie Wong

    3. Salvaging Legal Personhood: Melville's Benito Cereno-Jeannine Marie DeLombard

    4. Interracial Sexual Abuse and Legal Subjectivity in Antebellum Law and Literature-Andrea Stone

    5. Fugitive Obscura: Runaway Slave Portraiture and Early Photographic Technology-Sarah Blackwood

    6. Free Soil and the Abolitionist Forests of Frederick Douglass's "The Heroic Slave"-Lance Newman

    7. "Be Cautious of the Word `Rebel'": Race, Revolution, and Transnational History in Martin Delany's Blake; or, The Huts of America-Andy Doolen

    8. Nation, Ocean, Hemisphere, and Planet: New Geographies of American Literary Studies-Gretchen Murphy

    Book Reviews

    9. Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America; Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy; Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History; Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History-Jordan Alexander Stein

    10. Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century; One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic; A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America-Paul Grimstad

    11. The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907–1954; What Have They Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America; Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel-Frederick Luis Aldama

    12. Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World; Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–1960-Philip Beidler

    13. Breaking the Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism; Our Living Manhood: Literature, Black Power, and Masculine Ideology; Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta-Candice M. Jenkins

    14. National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature; Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America; Mourning Modernity: Literary Modernism and the Injuries of American Capitalism; Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity-Heather Love

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