By Robert Fanuzzi
Fanuzzi illustrates how the dissemination of abolitionist tracts served to create an "imaginary public" that promoted and provoked the dialogue of slavery. even if, via embracing Enlightenment abstractions of liberty, cause, and development, Fanuzzi argues, abolitionist process brought aesthetic issues that challenged political associations of the general public sphere and triumphing notions of citizenship. Insightful and thought-provoking, Abolition's Public Sphere questions typical types of abolitionist historical past and, within the approach, our realizing of democracy itself.
Robert Fanuzzi is an affiliate professor of English at St. John's collage, New York.
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