Race and nature from transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance /

Outka, Paul,

Race and nature from transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance / Paul Outka. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. - xiii, 266 p : ill. ; 22 cm - Signs of race .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Sublime and the Traumatic The Colonial Pastoral, Abolition, and the Transcendentalist Sublime 'Behold a man transformed into a brute': Slavery and Antebellum Nature Trauma, Postbellum Nostalgia, and the Lost Pastoral Trauma and Metamorphosis in Charles Chesnutt's Conjure Tales Strange Fruit White Flight Migrations TOC


Drawing on theories of sublimity, trauma, and ecocriticism, this book examines how the often sharp division between European American and African American experiences of the natural world developed in American culture and history, and how those natural experiences, in turn, shaped the construction of race.

9781137280527 (pbk.) 1137280522 (pbk.)

Racism--History--United States--19th century.
Racism--History--United States--20th century.
African Americans--Race identity.
Whites--Race identity--United States.
Philosophy of nature--History.--United States
Wilderness areas--Social aspects--History.--United States
Wilderness areas--Political aspects--History.--United States
Environmental sociology--History.--United States
Environmentalism--Political aspects--History.--United States

United States--Race relations.

305.800973 / OUR 2008

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