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Author Husband, Julie.

Title Antislavery discourse and nineteenth-century American literature : incendiary pictures / Julie Husband
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 160 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. Central Feminist Abolitionists and the Wage Labor System -- 1. The Emergence of the Family Protection Campaign and Antislavery Sentimentality -- 2. Anticipating Progressive Era Reformers: Lydia Maria Child and the Mothering State -- pt. 2. Adaptations of the Antislavery Family Protection Campaign -- 3. Marketplace Politics in The Scarlet Letter -- 4. The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace: E.D.E.N. Southworth's Southern Reforms -- 5. "The White Slave of the North": Lowell Mill Women and the Evolution of "Free Labor" -- pt. 3. The End of Antislavery Sentimentality -- 6. Frederick Douglass's Post-Civil War Performance of Masculinity
Summary This book examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of "free labor" in mid-nineteenth-century America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Industrialization -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Labor -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Protest literature, American -- History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
Social reformers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2009023185
ISBN 0230105211