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Author Wiegmink, Pia, author.

Title Abolitionist cosmopolitanism : reconfiguring gender, race, and nation in American antislavery literature / by Pia Wiegmink
Published Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource
Series European perspectives on the United States, 2666-724X ; 4
Contents Introduction -- Mapping the field -- Friends of freedom: female editorship and transatlantic communities of affection in The liberty bell -- Gendered global geographies of American antislavery literature in The liberty bell -- Travelling beyond the slave narrative: African American women's autobiography -- Travelling letters of antislavery: African American women's epistolary writing -- Antislavery, immigration, and German American women's literature
Summary "Abolitionist Cosmopolitanism redefines the potential of American antislavery literature as a cultural and political imaginary by situating antislavery literature in specific transnational contexts and highlighting the role of women as producers, subjects, and audiences of antislavery literature. Pia Wiegmink draws attention to locales, authors, and webs of entanglement between texts, ideas, and people. Perceived through the lens of gender and transnationalism, American antislavery literature emerges as a body of writing that presents profoundly reconfigured literary imaginations of freedom and equality in the United States prior to the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Abolitionists in literature.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Cosmopolitanism in literature.
Literature and transnationalism -- United States
Slavery in literature.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Literary criticism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022021539
ISBN 9004521100