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Published: 16 June 2011

252 Pages | 12 illustrations


ISBN: 9780195340358

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Specters of Democracy

Blackness and the Aesthetics of Nationalism in the Antebellum U.S.

Ivy G. Wilson

  • Challenges received opinions on the literature of the American Renaissance.
  • Offers new perspectives on Melville's Benito Cereno, Brown's Clotel, and Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
  • Combines perspectives from nineteenth-century literature and culture to present an engaging cultural history