9780230621480

Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature Incendiary Pictures

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230621480

  • ISBN10:

    0230621481

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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

Author Biography

Julia Husband is Associate Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Emergence of the Family Politics Campaign and Antislavery Sentimentality * Marketplace Politics in The Scarlet Letter * Lydia Maria Child and the Mothering State * The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace:  E.D.E.N. Southworth’s Southern Reforms * “The White Slave of the North”: Lowell Mill Women and the Evolution of “Free Labor” * The End of Antislavery Sentimentality: Frederick Douglass’s Post-Civil War Performance of Masculinity

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