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Democratic Dissent and the Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America

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In this wide-ranging interdisciplinary study, Stephen John Hartnett explores the "cultural fictions" that accompanied and undergirded public debates in antebellum America regarding abolition and capitalism, race and slavery, manifest destiny and empire, and representation and self-making.

Drawing on a rich array of persuasive materials--including speeches and debates, nove

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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published March 6th 2002 by University of Illinois Press
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