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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Rowland
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T15:57:55Z
dc.date.available2012-04-17T15:57:55Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationHughes , R 2011 , ' Whiggery in the Wilderness : The Politics of Indian-hating in Robert Montgomery Bird’s Nick of the Woods (1837) ' , Literature in the Early American Republic: Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries , vol. 3 , pp. 197-226 . < http://www.amspressinc.com/lear.html >
dc.identifier.issn1938-5773
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 786763
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/8352
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dc.description.abstractThis article offers a re-assessment of Robert Montgomery Bird’s 1837 novel Nick of the Woods, the chief example of a distinct subgenre of American historical romances of the antebellum period—the Indian-hating narrative. Bird’s hostile depiction of Native Americans has dominated critical responses to the novel, which has always been understood as an endorsement of the expansionist ideology of Jacksonian America. However, this essay reads Nick of the Woods in the light of its author’s allegiance to the American Whig party, arguing that the novel’s extreme racism is actually a function of Bird’s advocacy of consolidation rather than expansion.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofLiterature in the Early American Republic: Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries
dc.subjectFrontier literature
dc.subjectNative Americans
dc.subjectAmerican Literature
dc.subjectNineteenth-century American literature
dc.subjectRobert Montgomery Bird
dc.titleWhiggery in the Wilderness : The Politics of Indian-hating in Robert Montgomery Bird’s Nick of the Woods (1837)en
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature and Creative Writing
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.amspressinc.com/lear.html
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