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Adopting America : childhood, kinship, and national identity in literature / Carol J. Singley.

Author/Creator:
Singley, Carol J., 1951-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 224 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
American literature -- History and criticism.
Families in literature.
Adoption in literature.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Children in literature.
Contents:
Abandoned and adopted in a new world
Problems of patrimony: Benjamin Franklin and Ann Sargent Gage
Adoption averted in The scarlet letter
Plotting adoption: dependence and independence
Child saving, nation building: The wide, wide world and The lamplighter
Servitude and homelessness: Harriet Wilson's Our nig
The limits of nurture: Louisa May Alcott's adoption fiction
Charity begins and ends at home: Edith Wharton's Summer.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-213) index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780199779390 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0199779392 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC:
653483652
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