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Published: 25 August 2020

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198859130

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Speculative Fictions

Explaining the Economy in the Early United States

Elizabeth Hewitt

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Offers literary analyses of crucial American economic texts of the eighteenth century, including Alexander Hamilton's major economic policy reports
  • Demonstrates how economic science is shaped by narrative form
  • Uniquely considers US literature as it was shaped by economic disputes in the 1790s
  • Reconceives the importance of two eighteenth-century literary genres: periodical essays and Black Atlantic autobiographies