By Arthur Riss
Relocating boldly among literary research and political idea, modern and antebellum US tradition, Arthur Riss invitations readers to reconsider winning debts of the connection among slavery, liberalism, and literary illustration. Situating Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass on the heart of antebellum debates over the person-hood of the slave, this 2006 booklet examines how a kingdom devoted to the proposition that 'all males are created equivalent' formulates arguments either for and opposed to race-based slavery. This revisionary argument grants to be unsettling for literary critics, political philosophers, historians people slavery, in addition to these attracted to the hyperlink among literature and human rights.
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