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Shades of green : visions of nature in the literature of American slavery, 1770-1860

Author: Ian Frederick Finseth
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a reimagining of early and antebellum American literary culture by exploring the complex web of relationships linking racial thought to natural science and natural imagery. This book charts a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Frederick Finseth
ISBN: 9780820328652 0820328650 9780820337807 0820337803
OCLC Number: 213375869
Description: xi, 348 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nature, civilization, and the progress of antislavery philosophy --
Natural science in early antislavery thought --
Natural aesthetics in early antislavery literature --
Narrative, temporality, and the international traveler --
Crèvecoeur's natural contract --
Olaudah Equiano and the paradox of history --
Natural evil and human development --
The problem of theodicy --
Antebellum natural science --
The natural law of free development --
Nations of blood --
The separatist impulse, from David Walker to Martin Delany --
Of men and mollusks: Emerson's providential biology --
Race in the landscape --
Pastoral, race, and the visual imagination --
Toward an African American georgic --
Coda: antislavery pictorialism --
Revisiting, reliving, reforming --
The geography of the slave narrative --
From the garden to the swamp: Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Oxen and sweet potatoes: Douglass on the land --
Epilogue: shadows of green.
Responsibility: Ian Frederick Finseth.
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