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Fathers of Violence: Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the Radical Reproduction of Sensibility

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines George Fitzhugh's infamous critique of northern capitalism, in which he proposes southern slavery as evincing the most humane, most affectionate, and most liberating ... More


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