"The Wicked Man's Portion" uses crime writing as a means to measure modernity in early America. Crime writing does things all too familiarly "modern"; it imagines audiences in need of moral instruction, citizens questioning the decisions of those in power, and men and women seeking reassurance that their community was safe, just, and moral.
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- Aldrich, Eric (Author)
- Wertheimer, Eric (Thesis advisor)
- Tobin, Beth (Committee member)
- O'Donnell, Catherine (Committee member)
- Arizona State University (Publisher)
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- American Literature
- American History
- New England
- Crime in literature
- American literature--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--History and criticism.
- American literature--Revolutionary period, 1775-1783--History and criticism.
- American literature--1783-1850--History and criticism.
- Crime--New England--History--16th century.
- Crime--New England--History--17th century.
- Crime--New England--History--18th century.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English
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Statement of Responsibility
by Eric Aldrich