Constructing American Lives: Biography & Culture in Nineteenth-century America

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UNC Press Books, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 439 pages
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Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers believed that biography had the power to shape individuals' characters and to help define the nation's identity. In an age predating radio and television, biography was not simply a genre of writin
 

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125
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135
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193
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202
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257
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271
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319
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333
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399
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Page 401 - An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary, containing an account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of the most Eminent Persons in North America from its first settlement, and a summary of the history of the Several Colonies and of the United States.

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Scott E. Casper is associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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