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Antebellum at SeaMaritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America$
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Jason Berger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677061

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.001.0001

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Tarrying with the National: Fantasizing the Subject of State

Tarrying with the National: Fantasizing the Subject of State

(p.57) Chapter 2 Tarrying with the National: Fantasizing the Subject of State
Antebellum at Sea

Jason Berger

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses nation as a subject of maritime narratives. Maritime endeavors play an important role in the nation’s economic, military, and spatial development. Timely national issues within antebellum maritime narratives, however, extend far beyond concerns of military naval power proper and mainland expansion. The chapter examines two influential nineteenth-century maritime historical romances: Walter Scott ’s The Pirate and James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea to explain the concept of national identification. Both romances dramatize scenes of national identification and exclusion in historical settings contiguous to the creation of their respective contemporary moments.

Keywords:   maritime narratives, nation, Walter Scott, The Pirate, James Fenimore Cooper, The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea

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