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Fleshing out America [electronic resource] : race, gender, and the politics of the body in American literature, 1833-1879 / Carolyn Sorisio.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Fleshing out America [electronic resource] : race, gender, and the politics of the body in American literature, 1833-1879 / Carolyn Sorisio.
Publication Date:
2002
ISBN:
9780820326375
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: remapping the nineteenth-century literary landscape -- The body in the body politic: race, gender, and sexuality in nineteenth-century America -- The spectacle of the body: corporeality in Lydia Maria Child's antislavery writing -- Deflecting the public's gaze and disciplining desire: Harper's antebellum poetry and Reconstruction fiction -- Saxons and slavery: corporeal challenges to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Republic of the spirit -- The new face of empire: the price of Margaret Fuller's progressive feminist project -- "Who need be afraid of the merge?": Whitman's radical promise and the perils of seduction -- "Never before had my puny arm felt half so strong": corporeality and transcendence in Jacobs's incidents -- Epilogue: Martin R. Delany and the politics of ethnology.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English