Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

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Novel Bondage unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating close readings of fiction alongside archival material concerning the actual marriages of authors such as Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, and Frank J. Webb, Chakkalakal examines how these early novels established literary conventions for describing the domestic lives of American slaves in ...

Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America 2013, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Il

ISBN-13: 9780252079047

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Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America 2011, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252036330

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