Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2014

216 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190223878

Bookseller Code (06)

Family Money

Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Jeffory A. Clymer

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Sophisticated interdisciplinary treatment of literature's interaction with the law
  • Dramatically revises scholarship on racial identity by emphasizing race's connection to family and property rights
  • Demonstrates that race was entwined with economics well beyond direct issue of slavery in the nineteenth century
  • Nuanced, flexible, non-doctrinaire interpretations of both well-known and less familiar literary works