Imagining Southern Spaces Hemispheric and Transatlantic Souths in Antebellum US Writings

Imagining Southern Spaces Hemispheric and Transatlantic Souths in Antebellum US Writings

Identifying the antebellum era in the United States as a transitional setting, Imagining Southern Spaces investigates spatialization processes about the South during a time when intensifying debates over the abolition of slavery led to a heightened period of (re)spatialization in the region. Taking the question of abolition as a major factor that shaped how different actors responded to these processes, this book studies spatial imaginations in a selection of abolitionist and proslavery literature of the era. Through this diversity of imaginations, the book points to a multitude of Souths in various economic, political, and cultural entanglements in the American Hemisphere and the Circumatlantic. Thus, it challenges monolithic and provincial representations of the South as a provincial region distinct from the rest of the country.

Bozkurt-Pekár, Deniz. Imagining Southern Spaces Hemispheric and Transatlantic Souths in Antebellum US Writings. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021. In Print. Dialectics of the Global.

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