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Fugitives, smugglers, and thieves : piracy and personhood in American literature

Author: Sharada Balachandran Orihuela
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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"In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. Balachandran Orihuela defines piracy expansively, from the familiar concept of nautical pirates and robbery in international waters to post-revolutionary counterfeiting, transnational slave escape,  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Balachandran Orihuela, Sharada.
Fugitives, smugglers, and thieves.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017044538
(OCoLC)1004547197
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharada Balachandran Orihuela
ISBN: 9781469640938 1469640937 9781469640945 1469640945
OCLC Number: 1030993665
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Afterword: Pirates, Terrorists, NarcotraffickersNotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Sharada Balachandran Orihuela.

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"In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. Balachandran Orihuela defines piracy expansively, from the familiar concept of nautical pirates and robbery in international waters to post-revolutionary counterfeiting, transnational slave escape, and the illegal trade of cotton across the Americas during the Civil War. Weaving together close readings of American, Chicano, and African American literature with political theory, the author shows that piracy, when represented through literature, has imagined more inclusive and democratic communities than were then possible in reality"--

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