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Nineteenth-century American literature and the discourse of natural history / Juliana Chow.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
1 online resource (ix, 224 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
History and criticism
Human ecology in literature
Fragmentation (Philosophy) in literature
Environmentalism in literature
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
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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.
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