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The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Elizabeth Christine Russ


The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination examines the persistent presence of the plantation in trans-American literatures of the last century. This book understands the plantation to be, not primarily a physical location, but rather an insidious ideological and psychological trope through which intersecting histories of the New World are told and retold. The permutations of this imagined (as opposed to real) site illuminate long-standing issues of concern in Latin American and transnational American studies. The book’s comparative analyses engage in debates over gender, race, ... More

Keywords: plantation, north, south, race, gender, erotics, nation, community, modern, postmodern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377156
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.001.0001


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Elizabeth Christine Russ, author
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