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Author Gilmore, Michael T.

Title The war on words : slavery, race, and free speech in American literature / Michael T. Gilmore.

Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    810.93552 GIL    Available
Edition Paperback edition.
Description ix, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Slavery, race, and free speech -- Part II: Antebellum. Emerson: prospects ; Thoreau: words as deeds ; Fuller: history, biography, and criticism ; Hawthorne and the resilience of dissent ; Stowe: from the sacramental to the Old Testamental -- Part III: Antebellum/Postbellum. Speech and silence in Douglass ; Whitman: from sayer-doer to sayer-copyist ; Slit throats in Melville ; "Speak, man!": Billy Budd in the crucible of Reconstruction -- Intertext: "Bartleby, the scrivener" -- Part IV: Postbellum. Tourgée: margin and center ; James and the monotone of reunion ; Was Twain black? ; Crane and the tyranny of twelve ; Choking in Chesnutt ; Dixon and the rebirth of discursive power -- Timeline.
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
Race in literature.
Style, Literary -- Social aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780226101699

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