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Sentimental Bodies:
Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic
Bruce Burgett

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Body Politics3
Pt. 1Sentiment and Citizenship25
2United States Liberalism and the Public Sphere27
3The Patriot's Two Bodies: Nationality and Corporeality in George Washington's "Farewell Address"55
Pt. 2Sentiment and Sex79
4Corresponding Sentiments and Republican Letters: Hannah Foster's The Coquette81
5Masochism and Male Sentimentalism: Charles Brockden Brown's Clara Howard112
Pt. 3Sentiment and Sexuality135
6Obscene Publics: Jesse Sharpless and Harriet Jacobs137
7Afterword: Closeted Sentiments155
Notes161
Index205

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