Yankee Yarns: Storytelling and the Invention of the National Body in Nineteenth-Century American Culture (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultu) By Stefanie Schäfer Cover Image
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In this book, Stefanie Sch fer provides the first study of the Yankee's many facets. Reading together Yankee Doodle, Brother Jonathan, Uncle Sam, the Yankee Peddler and the Down Easter, she highlights the Yankee's ambiguity: His performance hinges on storytelling and fraudulence. An invention of transatlantic origin, the Yankee straddles regional and sectional, rural and urban, working class and bourgeois US identities. For nineteenth-century audiences at home and abroad, he becomes the hegemonic embodiment of US national character, its political and material culture and the homespun agent of its imperial fantasies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474477444
ISBN-10: 1474477445
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2021
Pages: 324
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultu