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Author Barnes, Elizabeth
Title Love's Whipping Boy : Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2011
©2011
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Descript 1 online resource (222 pages)
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Note Intro -- Content -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Wieland, Familicide, and the Suffering Father -- CHAPTER 2 Melville's Fraternal Melancholies -- CHAPTER 3 Fathers of Violence: Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the Radical Reproduction of Sensibility -- CHAPTER 4 The Death of Boyhood and the Making of Little Women -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Working to reconcile the Christian dictum to "love one's neighbor as oneself" with evidence of U.S. sociopolitical aggression, including slavery, corporal punishment of children, and Indian removal, Barnes focuses on aggressors--rather than the weak or abused--to understand paradoxical relationships between empathy, violence, and religion that took hold so strongly in nineteenth-century American culture
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Barnes, Elizabeth Love's Whipping Boy : Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,c2011 9780807834565
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.;Violence in literature.;Empathy in literature.;Sentimentalism in literature.;National characteristics, American, in literature
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