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Published: 01 February 2013

408 Pages | 10 illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199970964

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Philadelphia Stories

America's Literature of Race and Freedom

Samuel Otter

  • Upends conventional understanding of American literature as born in New England
  • Brings together historical work on race, character, and politics in Philadelphia; the emphasis on the local in American Studies
  • Provides an alternative to racial allegories, showing the intertwined African American and European social and literary energies in the mid-Atlantic region