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Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Incendiary Pictures
     

Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Incendiary Pictures

by J. Husband
 

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This book examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of 'free labour' in mid-nineteenth-century America.

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This book examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of 'free labour' in mid-nineteenth-century America.

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"In an important and ground-breaking book, Husband has corralled a compelling basket of texts and arguments to support her case. There is much here for the amateur and the professional scholar alike." - Larry Hudson, Department of History, University of Rochester

"The writers Husband treats in Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature are the co-creators of our present progressive political discourse, their issues our issues: health care, diversity, civil rights . . .She understands the complexity and constraint of sentimentalist plots and logics in their writing, especially as they struggle to address their urgent social issues." - Neil Schmitz, Professor of American Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

"A welcome fresh look . . .Tracing the afterlife of antislavery discourse beyond the Civil War, Husband succeeds in illuminating both the continuities between the maternalist politics of antebellum and Progressive-era women reformers and the paradigm shift Frederick Douglass initiated in civil rights agitation by rejecting sentimental images of broken families for embodiments of black masculinity." - Carolyn L. Karcher, author of The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230621480
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/17/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Husband is Associate Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. She is co-author with Jim O’Loughlin of Daily Life in the Industrial United States: 1870-1900 and has published articles on a range of American authors.

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