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American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination$
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Amanda Brickell Bellows

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469655543

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.001.0001

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Radical Literature on the Eve of Emancipations

Radical Literature on the Eve of Emancipations

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(p.14) Chapter One Radical Literature on the Eve of Emancipations
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American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination
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Amanda Brickell Bellows

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.003.0002

This chapter compares antiserfdom and antislavery literature produced on the eve of the abolition of Russian serfdom and American slavery. It studies Nikolai Nekrasov’s poetry, Aleksei Pisemskii’s A Bitter Fate, Martha Griffith Browne’s fictional Autobiography of a Female Slave, and Louisa May Alcott’s short stories. With different degrees of success, these authors used similar strategies to transform public opinion toward Russian serfs and enslaved African Americans.

Keywords:   abolition, antislavery, antiserfdom, literature, Nikolai Nekrasov, Aleksei Pisemskii, Martha Griffith Browne, Louisa May Alcott

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