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Title Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century / Cristin Ellis.
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, [2018]

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 electronic resource (232 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-222) and index.
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Subject United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Humanism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States.
1800-1899
Genre Electronic books.
History.
Contents Introduction. Beyond recognition : the problem of antebellum embodiment -- Douglass's animals : racial science and the problem of human equality -- Thoreau's seeds : evolution and the problem of human agency -- Whitman's cosmic body : bioelectricity and the problem of human meaning -- Posthumanism and the problem of social justice : race and materiality in the twenty-first century -- Coda. After romantic posthumanism.
Summary "Antebellum Posthuman exposes the volatility of "the human"--torn between liberalism and empiricism--in the 1850s and traces the emergence of an antislavery materialism in antebellum literature. Placing race at the root of posthumanism's intellectual history, this study also examines the conflict between liberalism and materialism in critical theory today"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Antebellum posthuman New York : Fordham University Press, [2018] 9780823278442