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America and the Long 19th Century

Book Series

NYU Press


Series co-edited by David Kazanjian, Elizabeth McHenry, Priscilla Wald


List of Books

Elizabeth Young, Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor (2008)

Edlie L. Wong, Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel (2009)

Gretchen Murphy, Shadowing the White Man’s Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line (2010)

James B. Salazar, Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded-Age America (2010)

Meg Wesling, Empire’s Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines (2011)

William A. Gleason, Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature (2011)

Robin Bernstein, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (2011)

Jacob Rama Berman, American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary (2012)

Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century (2012)

Andrew Lyndon Knighton, Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth-Century America (2012)

Peter M. Coviello, Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America (2013)

Hoang Gia Phan, Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation (2013)

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White, The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr (2014)

Edited by Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson, Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (2014)

Hsuan L. Hsu, Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain’s Asia and Comparative Racialization (2015)

Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century (2015)

Émeric Bergeaud, Stella, Translated by Lesley Curtis and Christen Mucher (2015)

Edlie L. Wong, Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship (2015)

Robert Lawrence Gunn, Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands (2015)

Jeremy Matthew Glick, The Black Radical Tragic: Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution (2016)

Nihad M. Farooq, Undisciplined: Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830–1940 (2016)

Edited by Rodrigo Lazo and Jesse Alemán, The Latino Nineteenth Century (2016)

Britt Rusert, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (2017)

Alberto Varon, Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848–1959 (2018)

Edward Sugden, Emergent Worlds: Alternative States in Nineteenth-Century American Culture (2018)

Chelsea Stieber, Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804–1954 (2020)

Mary Kuhn, The Garden Politic: Global Plants and Botanical Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century America (2023) 

Monica Huerta, The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism (2023)