Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2012

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199897704

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Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Jeffory 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