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Readership: Scholars or students of U.S. Antebellum Literature, Transatlantic Literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, U.S. Literature of the South, Literature of New England. Readers who are interested in the so-called "Special Relation" between the U.S. and Britain; readers interested in the history of abolition, the Confederacy, or the Civil War.
Christopher Hanlon, Professor of English, Eastern Illinois University
Christopher Hanlon is Professor of American Literature at Eastern Illinois University, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century U.S. and Atlantic literature and culture.
"Indeed, it is Hanlon's welcome focus on the South, and the usefulness of his new term, Atlantic sectionalism, that will earn the book its place in the field of nineteenth-century American studies." - Joseph Rezek, Journal of American Studies
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Transatlantic Bloodlines and English Traits
Chapter 2: Feeling Free in Medieval America
Chapter 3: Picturing America
Chapter 4: John Pendleton Kennedy's Plantation of the Picturesque
Chapter 5: Embodied Eloquence, the Sumner Assault, and the Transatlantic Cable
Chapter 6: Henry Timrod's Global Confederacy