Introduction: Written to the future -- Figures of print, orders of time, and the character of American modernity -- "A magnificent fragment" : dialects of time and the American historical romance -- Local time : southwestern humor and nineteenth-century literary regionalism -- The deprivation of time in African American life writing -- Epilogue: The spatial turn and the scale of freedom.
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