JOIN THE ROLLING OUT BOOK CLUB! GET LIT! SIGN UP TODAY!
The Slave in the Swamp: Disrupting the Plantation Narrative by Cowa, William Tynes
  • SKU: 9781138868656
  • Availability: in stock Many in stock Out of stock You can purchase this product but it's out of stock

The Slave in the Swamp: Disrupting the Plantation Narrative

$56.95
DESCRIPTION
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cowa, William Tynes
Published: 04/23/2015
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138868656
Pages: 296
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.62d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
REVIEWS

RELATED PRODUCTS

BACK TO TOP