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By Douglas Anderson

A complete diversity of yankee writers have occupied with photos of loved ones, household advantage, and the female or feminized hero. this crucial new publication examines the endurance and suppleness of such issues within the paintings of vintage writers from Ann Bradstreet via Jefferson and Franklin to Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. with no minimizing the variations that divide those figures, Anderson exhibits the level to which, of their a number of situations, they have been all dedicated to a typical enterprise--a social and cultural reconstruction in keeping with the family values of definitely the right inner most loved ones.

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