Fugitives, smugglers, and thieves : piracy and personhood in American literature / Sharada Balachandran Orihuela.

"In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. Balachandran Orihuela defines piracy expansively, from the familiar conce...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Balachandran Orihuela, Sharada (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Summary:"In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. Balachandran Orihuela defines piracy expansively, from the familiar concept of nautical pirates and robbery in international waters to post-revolutionary counterfeiting, transnational slave escape, and the illegal trade of cotton across the Americas during the Civil War. Weaving together close readings of American, Chicano, and African American literature with political theory, the author shows that piracy, when represented through literature, has imagined more inclusive and democratic communities than were then possible in reality"-- Provided by publisher
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781469640938
1469640937
9781469640945
1469640945
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