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Author Mackenthun, Gesa, 1959-
Title Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American foundational literature / Gesa Mackenthun.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

Series Routledge transatlantic perspectives on American literature ; 4
Routledge transatlantic perspectives on American literature ; 4.
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Blacks in literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
African Americans in literature.
Slave trade in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (x, 214 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index.
Contents Chartless narratives : ambivalent postcoloniality and oceanic memory in early American writing -- The emergence of the 'postcolonial' Atlantic : Equiano's Interesting narrative and Tyler's Algerine captive -- Textual and geographical displacement in Arthur Mervyn and The red rover -- Ambivalent Atlantic : slave ship memories in antebellum writing -- Metaphorical Atlantic : antebellum fictions of the Pacific.
Summary This book applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American texts written between the national emergence of the United States and the Civil War.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203412648 (electronic bk.)
9780203412640 (electronic bk.)
0415333024 (Cloth)
OCLC # 253000988
Additional Format Print version: Mackenthun, Gesa, 1959- Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American foundational literature. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004 (DLC) 2004040951