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RA-278173-21
Long-term fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society
Nan Wolverton, American Antiquarian Society

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Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Discourse of Natural History (Book)
Title: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Discourse of Natural History
Author: Juliana Chow
Abstract: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Discourse of Natural History illuminates how literary experimentation with natural history provides penumbral views of environmental survival. The book brings together feminist revisions of scientific objectivity and critical race theory on diaspora to show how biogeography influenced material and metaphorical concepts of species and race. It also highlights how lesser known writers of color like Simon Pokagon and James McCune Smith connected species migration and mutability to forms of racial uplift. The book situates these literary visions of environmental fragility and survival amidst the development of Darwinian theories of evolution and against a westward expanding American settler colonialism.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108990660
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781108990660
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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