New Historical Theory

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About Welcome to New Historical/Marxist/Post-Colonial Theory! (Hey look it's Stephen Greenblatt!)
Description New Historical Theory focuses on the text and the histories around it (historical, cultural, intellectual, etc.) simultaneously. New Historicists believe that history and the text are one entity; reacting and creating each other.

Marixist theory looks at the political tendency of the text.
While Post-Colonialism is looking at the text for the residual effects of colonialism.

Some things that you might be looking for would be class structure, oppression of the classes, political beliefs (progressive?), economic and social conditions, just to name a few things.
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