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The War on Words

Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature


Συγγραφέας: Gilmore Michael T.
Εκδότης: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226101699
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 340
Διαστάσεις: 22x1x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The War on Words"

How did slavery and race affect American literature in the nineteenth century? In this ambitious book, Michael T. Gilmore argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen Crane wrestled with the demands for silence and circumspection that accompanied the antebellum fear of disunion and the postwar reconciliation between the North and South. Proposing a radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century American literature, The War on Words examines struggles over permissible and impermissible utterance in works ranging from Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" to Henry James' The Bostonians. Combining historical knowledge with groundbreaking readings of some of the classic texts of the American past, The War on Words places Lincoln's Cooper Union address in the same constellation as Margaret Fuller's feminism and Thomas Dixon's defense of lynching. Arguing that slavery and race exerted coercive pressure on freedom of expression, Gilmore offers here a transformative study that alters our understanding of nineteenth-century literary culture and its fraught engagement with the right to speak.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Gilmore Michael T.
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9780226101699
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 11/02/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 340
Τόπος έκδοσης: Chicago, IL
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 516 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x1x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 halftone

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