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Race and nature from transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Paul Outka
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Signs of race.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on theories of sublimity, trauma, and ecocriticism, this book examines how the often sharp division between European American and African American experiences of the natural world developed in American culture and history, and how those natural experiences, in turn, shaped the construction of race.
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Outka, Paul.
Race and nature from transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)654527537
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Outka
ISBN: 0230602967 9780230602960 9781137280527 1137280522
OCLC Number: 154703603
Description: xiii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Series editors' preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction : the sublime and the traumatic --
2. The colonial pastoral, abolition, and the transcendentalist sublime --
3. "Behold a man transformed into a brute" : slavery and antebellum nature --
4. Trauma, postbellum nostalgia, and the lost pastoral --
5. Trauma and metamorphosis in Charles Chesnutt's Conjure Tales --
6. Strange fruit --
7. White flight --
8. Migrations --
Coda : prospects for an antiracist ecological sublime --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Signs of race.
Responsibility: Paul Outka.
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