Brenda Wineapple - Part-time Lecturer
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    Brenda Wineapple

    Part-time Lecturer


    Brenda Wineapple's acclaimed new book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 (Harper), combines political cultural history to tell the complex story of how America faced the crime of slavery.  Her other prize-winning books include White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thoomas Wentworth Higginson (Knopf). a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, winner of the Ambassador Award.  She also edited The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America's Poets Series, and the anthology, Nineteenth-Century American Writers and Writing.  Her essays and reviews frequently appear in such national publications as The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and The Threepenny Review.  She is on the editorial boards of The American Scholar, Lapham's Quarterly, and on the literary advisory board of the Guggenheim Foundation.

    Recent Publications:

    Brenda Wineapple's most recent book is Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Comrpomise, 1848-1877, now available in paperback from HarperPerennial.        

    Research Interests:

    Brenda Wineapple is now writing a book on impeachment and, in particular, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, for Random House.

    Current Courses:

    Non-Fiction Workshop

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