Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2016

258 Pages | 15 illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190494452

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America's England

Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Takes up sectionalism and the Civil War as part of the transatlantic cultural context
  • Examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America
  • Locates many of the crisis points of antebellum America in a broader transatlantic constellation that provided distinctive circumstances for literary production