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Emerson's GhostsLiterature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists$
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Randall Fuller

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313925

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.001.0001

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Sacvan Bercovitch as “American” Scholar

Sacvan Bercovitch as “American” Scholar

(p.122) 6 Sacvan Bercovitch as “American” Scholar
Emerson's Ghosts

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This chapter examines the construction of Emerson by Sacvan Bercovitch and the New Americanists. Focusing on the so-called subversion-containment model of the New Historicism, it reveals how Bercovitch's application of this model to Emerson grew out of his own unusual circumstances as a Canadian Jew who own gradually migrated to American Studies.

Keywords:   New Historicism, New Americanists, Sacvan Bercovitch, subversion-containment, ideology, American jeremiad

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