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The Female Marine: gender, class and race in Early American\'s popular literature (1810-1830)

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Jaqueline Stafani Andrade
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Robert Sean Purdy; Maria Silvia Betti; Jefferson Cano; Mary Anne Junqueira
Advisor: Robert Sean Purdy

This research aims to understand, through the networks of social dialogue of the novel The Female Marine (published between 1815-1818), literary expressions of the 19th North American period and religious and administrative documents from the same period, how the popular literature from the early years of the independent Republic represented social inequalities, mainly those located in the West Boston neighborhood between the years 1810 to 1830, as well as seeking to insert this location and its problems in a narrative of national unity. In this sense, we started with the novel, its supports for publication, circulation and reading, and, in a second moment, the analysis of some themes raised in its plot that, to some extent, were permeated by concepts also present in the religious reports of the Boston Female Society for Missionary Proposes, and in the administrative document Report of the Committee of the subject of pauperism and the House of Industry in the Town of Boston (1821), seeking, in this way, to show how such reports enable an approach of social history and literature, especially with regard to issues of gender, race and class and national formation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/05395-7 - The Female Marine: class, gender and race in the early American literature (1810 - 1830)
Grantee:Jaqueline Stafani Andrade
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master