Abolitionist Geographies / Martha Schoolman.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota : University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
1 online resource (238 p.)
- Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Geography in literature.
Antislavery movements in literature.
African Americans in literature.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Criticism and interpretation.
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- Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of Union, Confederacy, and border states, mean little without reference to a map of the United States. In Abolitionist Geographies, Martha Schoolman contends that antislavery writers consistently refused those standard terms. Through the idiom Schoolman names "abolitionist geography," these writers instead expressed their dissenting views about the westward extension of slavery, the intensification of
- Cover; Contents; Introduction: What Is Abolitionist Geography?; 1. Emerson's Hemisphere; 2. August First and the Practice of Disunion; 3. William Wells Brown's Critical Cosmopolitanism; 4. Uncle Tom's Cabin's Anti-expansionism; 5. The Maroon's Moment, 1856- 1861; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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