The Resource Abolitionist geographies, Martha Schoolman

Abolitionist geographies, Martha Schoolman

Label
Abolitionist geographies
Title
Abolitionist geographies
Statement of responsibility
Martha Schoolman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the internal slave trade, and the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law by appealing to other anachronistic, partial, or entirely fictional north-south and east-west axes. Abolitionism's West, for instance, rarely reached beyond the Mississippi River, but its East looked to Britain for ideological inspiration, its North habitually traversed the Canadian border, and its South often spanned the geopolitical divide between the United States and the British Caribbean. Schoolman traces this geography of dissent through the work of Martin Delany, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others. Her book explores new relationships between New England transcendentalism and the British West Indies; African-American cosmopolitanism, Britain, and Haiti; sentimental fiction, Ohio, and Liberia; John Brown's Appalachia and circum-Caribbean marronage. These connections allow us to see clearly for the first time abolitionist literature's explicit and intentional investment in geography as an idiom of political critique, by turns liberal and radical, practical and utopian"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Schoolman, Martha
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.S293 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Delany, Martin Robison
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Brown, William Wells
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Brown, William Wells
  • Delany, Martin Robison
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Geography in literature
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • United States
Label
Abolitionist geographies, Martha Schoolman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What Is Abolitionist Geography? -- Emerson's Hemisphere -- August First and the Practice of Disunion -- William Wells Brown's Critical Cosmopolitanism -- Uncle Tom's Cabin's Anti-Expansionism -- The Maroon's Moment, 1856/1861
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780816680740
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014001435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024121924
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877364973
  • (OCoLC)ocn877364973
Label
Abolitionist geographies, Martha Schoolman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What Is Abolitionist Geography? -- Emerson's Hemisphere -- August First and the Practice of Disunion -- William Wells Brown's Critical Cosmopolitanism -- Uncle Tom's Cabin's Anti-Expansionism -- The Maroon's Moment, 1856/1861
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780816680740
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014001435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024121924
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877364973
  • (OCoLC)ocn877364973

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