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The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels

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In" The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels, "John Moran Gonzalez traces the imperialist imaginings behind literary efforts to reunite the United States after the trauma of the Civil War and Reconstruction. This innovative study explores how the U.S. historical romance attempted to rebuild a national identity by renovating Manifest Destiny for the twentieth-century imperialist future through courtship and marriage plots. Yet even as these literary romances promised expansive ...

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The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels
2010, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211298

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