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The Resource Hidden in plain sight : slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris, John T. Matthews

Hidden in plain sight : slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris, John T. Matthews

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Hidden in plain sight : slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris
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Hidden in plain sight
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slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris
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John T. Matthews
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eng
Summary
"For as long as the US owed its prosperity to a New World plantation complex, from colonial settlement until well into the twentieth century, the toxic practices associated with its permutations stimulated imaginary solutions to contradiction of the nation's enlightenment ideals and republican ideology. Ideals of liberty, democracy, and individualism could not be separated from a history of forcible coercion, oligarchic power, and state-protected economic opportunism. While recent historical scholarship about what has been called "slavery's capitalism" explores the depths at which US ascension was indebted to global plantation slave economies, Hidden in Plain Sight probes how exemplary works of literature represented a society's determination to deny an open national sore. Difficult truths were hidden in plain sight, allowing beholders at once to recognize and disavow knowledge they would not act upon. What were the habits of mind that enabled free Americans to acknowledge what was intolerable yet act as if they did not? In what ways did non-slave-owning Americans imagine a relation to slavery that both admitted its iniquity and accepted its benefits? How did the reconfiguration of the plantation system after the Civil War, both at home and abroad, elicit new forms for dealing with its perpetuation of racial injustice, expropriation of labor, and exploitation for profit of the land? Hidden in Plain Sight examines exemplary nineteenth century works by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Joel Chandler Harris to show how writers portrayed a nation founded on the unseen seen of slavery's capitalism"--
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Matthews, John T
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813/.309355
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS377
LC item number
.M38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures;
Series volume
no. 58
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  • American fiction
  • Denial (Psychology) in literature
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) in literature
  • Fetishism in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Slavery
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • American fiction
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Denial (Psychology) in literature
  • Fetishism in literature
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Kapitalismus
  • Sklaverei
  • USA
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Hidden in plain sight : slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris, John T. Matthews
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-133) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- Purloined letters : Poe, Pym, and the plantation world -- Unreckonable riches : Hawthorne, Salem, and The House of the Seven Gables -- How Remus frames race : the plantation after the plantation
Control code
1123233122
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 137 pages
Isbn
9780820356709
Lccn
2019033212
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1123233122
Label
Hidden in plain sight : slave capitalism in Poe, Hawthorne, and Joel Chandler Harris, John T. Matthews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Purloined letters : Poe, Pym, and the plantation world -- Unreckonable riches : Hawthorne, Salem, and The House of the Seven Gables -- How Remus frames race : the plantation after the plantation
Control code
1123233122
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 137 pages
Isbn
9780820356709
Lccn
2019033212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123233122

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