Political Antislavery Discourse and American Literature of the 1850s - David Grant

Political Antislavery Discourse and American Literature of the 1850s

By David Grant

  • Release Date: 2012-03-22
  • Genre: United States

Description

This study examines how the political anti-slavery challenge to the North informed American literature of the 1850s. As the works of Stowe, Whittier, Willis, and Whitman reveal, the political discourse and literature were branches of the same project: to expose compromise with slavery as a threat to each individual Northerner and to the people as an actor in history.

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