Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 February 2019

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198825647

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History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing

Jeffrey Insko

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • A new approach to nineteenth century historical thinking that examines how writers thought about history
  • Provides fresh readings of writers such as Washington Irving, John Neal, Catharine Sedgwick, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Herman Melville
  • Considers the temporal dimension of abolitionism
  • Recovers the political force of the nineteenth literary movement