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At Emersons Tomb: The Politics of Classic American Literature John Carlos Rowe

At Emersons Tomb: The Politics of Classic American Literature

John Carlos Rowe

Published January 5th 1997
ISBN : 9780231058940
Hardcover
302 pages
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Representative works are interpreted in light of the two great political movements of the nineteenth century: the abolition of slavery and the womens rights movement. By reexamining Emerson, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Walt Whitman, Chopin, andMoreRepresentative works are interpreted in light of the two great political movements of the nineteenth century: the abolition of slavery and the womens rights movement. By reexamining Emerson, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Walt Whitman, Chopin, and Faulkner and others, Rowe assesses the degree to which major writers attitudes toward race, class, and gender contribute to specific political reforms in nineteenth and twentieth-century American culture.