Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature

Milette Shamir


Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature

Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature

  • Title: Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature
  • Author: Milette Shamir
  • ISBN: 9780812239065
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover



Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006Few concepts are widely discussed or passionately invoked in American public culture than that of privacy What these discussions have lacked, however, is a historically informed sense of privacy s genealogy in U.S culture Now, Milette Shamir traces this peculiarly American obsession back to tSelected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006Few concepts are widely discussed or passionately invoked in American public culture than that of privacy What these discussions have lacked, however, is a historically informed sense of privacy s genealogy in U.S culture Now, Milette Shamir traces this peculiarly American obsession back to the middle decades of the nineteenth century, when our modern understanding of privacy took hold.Shamir explores how various discourses, as well as changes in the built environment, worked in tandem to seal, regulate, and sanctify private spaces, both domestic and subjective She offers revelatory readings of texts by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and other, less familiar antebellum writers and looks to a wide array of sources, including architectural blueprints for private homes, legal cases in which a right to privacy supplements and exceeds property rights, examples of political rhetoric vaunting the sacred inviolability of personal privacy, and conduct manuals prescribing new codes of behavior to protect against intrusion.


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