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Names: Wiegmink, Pia, author.

Title: Abolitionist cosmopolitanism : reconfiguring gender, race, and nation in American antislavery literature / by Pia Wiegmink.

Description: Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, [2022] | Series: European perspectives on the United States, 2666-724X ; 4 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2022021538 (print) | LCCN 2022021539 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004520929 (hardback ; acid-free paper) | ISBN 9789004521100 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: American literature–19th century–History and criticism. | Slavery in literature. | Abolitionists in literature. | Women in literature. | Cosmopolitanism in literature. | Literature and transnationalism–United States. | LCGFT: Literary criticism.

Classification: LCC PS217.S55 W54 2022 (print) | LCC PS217.S55 (ebook) | DDC 810.9/3529--dc23/eng/20220824

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ISSN 2666-724X

ISBN 978-90-04-52092-9 (hardback)

ISBN 978-90-04-52110-0 (e-book)

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