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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
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Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

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The Novel and the Reconstruction Amendments

The Novel and the Reconstruction Amendments

(p.69) 5 The Novel and the Reconstruction Amendments
The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Jeannine Marie Delombard

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the legal and cultural significance of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (1865–1870) within the context of tort law, with special reference to Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis's 1890 discovery of a tort “Right to Privacy.” It discusses Warren and Brandeis's views about invasions of privacy and what it means to be left alone, as well as the implications of the Reconstruction Amendments for novels published at the end of the era. Finally, the chapter analyzes the concept of privacy in relation to race slavery, along with Kenneth W. Warren's assessment of the impact of Reconstruction on literary realism.

Keywords:   novels, tort law, Samuel D. Warren, Louis D. Brandeis, privacy, Reconstruction, Reconstruction Amendments, slavery, Kenneth W. Warren, literary realism

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