The Making of Racial Sentiment
Slavery and the Birth of The Frontier Romance
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Making of Racial Sentiment by Ezra Tawil
Book DescriptionThe frontier romance, an enormously popular genre of American fiction born in the 1820s, helped redefine 'race' for an emerging national culture. The novels of James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Maria Sedgwick and others described the 'races' in terms of emotional rather than physical characteristics. By doing so they produced the idea of 'racial sentiment': the notion that different races feel different things, and feel things differently. Ezra Tawil argues that the novel of white-Indian conflict provided authors and readers with an apt analogy for the problem of slavery. By uncovering the sentimental aspects of the frontier romance, Tawil redraws the lines of influence between the 'Indian novel' of the 1820s and the sentimental novel of slavery, demonstrating how Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin ought to be reconsidered in this light. This study reveals how American literature of the 1820s helped form modern ideas about racial differences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521865395
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ezra Tawil
Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature, Hardback (March 2016)
This book brings together leading scholars to examine slavery in American literature from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Deerslayer, Paperback (April 2013)
Set in the 1740s, when Natty Bumppo is in his twenties, J. F. Cooper's last leather-stocking tale shows us how "Deerslayer" becomes "Hawkeye." For modern readers, it remains the best entry point into the series. Ezra Tawil's introduction examines the static nature of Natty, Cooper's motivations in writing the novel, and his vexed racial politics.
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Reveals the influence of the frontier romance of the 1820s on later anti-slavery works such as Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Author Biography - Ezra Tawil
Ezra F. Tawil is Assistant Professor of English at Columbia University.
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