In the decades after the Civil War, how did Americans see the world and their place in it? In this text, Kendall Johnson argues that Henry James appealed to his readers' sense of vision to dramatise the ambiguity of American citizenship in scenes of tense encounter with Europeans. By reviving the eighteenth-century debates over beauty, sublimity, and the picturesque, James weaves into his narratives the national politics of emancipation, immigration, and Indian Removal. For James, visual experience is crucial to the ...

Henry James and the Visual 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521880664

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Henry James and the Visual 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521283397

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