Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 February 2020

274 Pages


ISBN: 9780190087623

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

On Sympathetic Grounds

Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Naomi Greyser

  • Offers an unusual and fascinating archive, taking shape across media, race and gender, the human and inhuman, and regions and historical moments
  • Traces history of emotion, attending to the historical reception of speeches, the evocation of tears, practices of friendship, and accounts of weeping over writing and reading
  • Reveals a moving, non-linear cartography of sympathy's vital place in shaping North America
  • Provides a way to approach primary source material that falls under the description of sentimentalism, as well as the wealth of criticism on the sentimental