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The Resource Democratic discourses : the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature, Michael Bennett, (electronic book)

Democratic discourses : the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature, Michael Bennett, (electronic book)

Label
Democratic discourses : the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature
Title
Democratic discourses
Title remainder
the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this path-breaking study, Michael Bennett departs from tradition to argue that the democratic ideal of equality and the actual ways in which it has been practiced are grounded less in the fledgling government documents written by a handful of white men than in the actions and writings of the radical abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Bringing together key texts of both African American and European American authors, Democratic Discourses shows the important ways that abolitionist writing shaped a powerful counterculture within a slave-holding society. Bennett offers fresh new analysis through unusual pairings of authors, including Frederick Douglass with Henry David Thoreau, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper with Walt Whitman, and Margaret Fuller with Sojourner Truth. These rereadings avoid the tendency to view antebellum writing as a product primarily of either European American or African American influences and, instead, illustrate the interconnections of white and black literature in the creation and practice of democracy. Drawing on discourses about race, the body, gender, economics, and aesthetics, this unique study encourages readers to reconsider the reality and roots of freedoms experienced in the United States today
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1962-
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Bennett, Michael
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S55
LC item number
B46 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Radicalism
  • African Americans
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Radicalism in literature
Label
Democratic discourses : the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature, Michael Bennett, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10091284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 223 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780813535722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Democratic discourses : the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature, Michael Bennett, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10091284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 223 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780813535722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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