In what ways did African colonization, and more particularly, the rhetoric and propaganda of the American Colonization Society (ACS), influence antebellum literature? This panel seeks to examine that question from a variety of perspectives: from that of the white “philanthropists,” in texts like Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Hale’s Liberia; from that of the colonists themselves, in the poetry and letters that filled the ACS’s African Repository; from the vantage-point of the black separatists, in, for example, Delany’s Blake; or from the opposition writings of abolitionist-integrationists.
Send 300 word abstracts by September 15 to Joe Webb, Saint Louis Univ: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Saint Louis, MO 63108 Email: email@example.com
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