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Singley, Carol J., 1951-
Adopting America : childhood, kinship, and national identity in literature / Carol J. Singley
Alternate Title Childhood, kinship, and national identity in literature
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS169.F35 S56 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- History and criticism
Families in literature
Adoption in literature
National characteristics, American, in literature
Children in literature
Physical Description ix, 224 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-213) index
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
Note Includes bibliographical references and index

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