cover of book
 

The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War
by Caleb Smith
Harvard University Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-674-07308-1 | eISBN: 978-0-674-07584-9
Library of Congress Classification PS169.L37S63 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.9355

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Caleb Smith explores the confessions, trial reports, maledictions, and martyr narratives that juxtaposed law and conscience in antebellum America’s court of public opinion and shows how writers portrayed struggles for justice as clashes between human law and higher authority, giving voice to a moral protest that transformed American literature.

See other books on: Civil War | Justice | Poetics | Revolution | Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
See other titles from Harvard University Press
Nearby on shelf for American literature / Treatment of special subjects, classes: