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  1. I read this book for a graduate course on the American Renaissance, and it was truly a pleasant surprise. Warren breaks down the cultural background of American exceptionalism and self-absorption, relating it to American fiction's dismal lack of minority characters. While she does focus on representation of women, she touches on representation for other minority groups as well, including 19th century immigrants and slaves.Each chapter focuses on a major author of the American Renaissance, beginn [...]

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