[]
[]

The Slave in the Swamp

Disrupting the Plantation Narrative
The Slave in the Swamp
 Add a Comment  Add Tags

Print

Series that include this title


Item Details

Taylor & Francis Publishing
In 19th century plantation literature, the runaway slave in the swamp was a recurring "bogey-man" whose presence challenged myths of the plantation system. By escaping to the swamps with its wild and threatening connotations, the runaway gained an invisibility that was more threatening to the institution than open rebellion. In part, the proslavery plantation novel served to transform that image of the free slave in the swamp from its untouchable, abstract state to a form that could be possessed, understood, and controlled. Essentially, writers defending the institution would conjure forth the rebellious image in order to dispel it safely.

Authors: Cowan, William Tynes, 1963-
Statement of Responsibility: William Tynes Cowan
Title: The slave in the swamp
disrupting the plantation narrative
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005
Characteristics: ix, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index
Subject Headings: Southern States In literature Plantation life in literature Fugitive slaves in literature American fiction Southern States History and criticism Slavery in literature American fiction 19th century History and criticism
Topical Term: Plantation life in literature
Fugitive slaves in literature
American fiction
Slavery in literature
American fiction
LCCN: 2004024935
ISBN: 0415972167
Research Call Number: Sc E 05-206
MARC Display»

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

The Slave in the Swamp
Cowan, William Tynes, 1963-
The Slave in the Swamp

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app02 Version draggan_fix Last updated 2014/11/20 11:49