Race and nature from transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance / Paul Outka.
By: Outka, PaulMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Series: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Description: xiii, 266 p : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781137280527 (pbk.); 1137280522 (pbk.)Subject(s): Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Race identity | Whites -- Race identity -- United States | Philosophy of nature -- United States -- History | Wilderness areas -- Social aspects -- United States -- History | Wilderness areas -- Political aspects -- United States -- History | Environmental sociology -- United States -- History | Environmentalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.800973 Online resources: WorldCat Details | E-book Fulltext
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of contents 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
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.