Accounts of the Self: Autobiography and Personal Narrative in Antebellum America


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The following  research papers were written by students in the 1997 seminar, "Accounts of the Self: Autobiography and Personal Narrative in Antebellum America," under the supervision of Professor Ann Fabian.

  • "The Didactic Agendas of Stephen Burroughs and Charles Brockden Brown," by Jason K. Bridgeo
  • "Black Hawk: An Autobiography. Sorting Through the Fact and Fiction of a True Story," by Tamara Brunell
  • "The War of 1812 Dartmoor Prison Through Personal Narratives," by John Carter
  • "The Role of Alcohol in Nineteenth Century Captivity and Indian Narratives," by Rachael C. Coyne
  • "The Conversion Narratives of John Arch and Catharine Brown: Tools of the Government and Missionaries," by Anthony DiBenedetto
  • "Criminal Confessions: The Connection Between Miseducation and Criminal Behavior in Massachusetts, 1780-1805," by Cary Hopkins Eyles
  • "Peter Williamson and the Birth of the Dime Novel," by Bob Hume
  • "Davy Crockett: An American Political Legend," by Amanda Lawler
  • "The World Behind the Imaginary Potter: Biographical, Literary, and Cultural Forcer Impinging Upon Melville's Novel Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile," by Marc Santos
  • "The Life of the Common Soldier Through the Eyes of Shaw and Plumb Martin," by John Wholey
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