Abolitionist Geographies by Martha Schoolman

By Martha Schoolman

Traditional narratives of the interval best as much as the Civil battle are at all times framed in geographical phrases. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, just like the wartime different types of Union, Confederacy, and border states, suggest little irrespective of a map of the USA. In Abolitionist Geographies, Martha Schoolman contends that antislavery writers continually refused these normal phrases.

Through the idiom Schoolman names “abolitionist geography,” those writers as a substitute expressed their dissenting perspectives concerning the westward extension of slavery, the intensification of the inner slave alternate, and the passage of the Fugitive Slave legislation by way of attractive to different anachronistic, partial, or completely fictional north–south and east–west axes. Abolitionism’s West, for example, not often reached past the Mississippi River, yet its East seemed to Britain for ideological thought, its North habitually traversed the Canadian border, and its South frequently spanned the geopolitical divide among the USA and the British Caribbean.

Schoolman strains this geography of dissent during the paintings of Martin Delany, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, between others. Her e-book explores new relationships among New England transcendentalism and the British West Indies; African-American cosmopolitanism, Britain, and Haiti; sentimental fiction, Ohio, and Liberia; John Brown’s Appalachia and circum-Caribbean marronage. those connections let us see basically for the 1st time abolitionist literature’s particular and intentional funding in geography as an idiom of political critique, through turns liberal and radical, functional and utopian.

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