Chapter 14. Melville, Slavery, and the American Dilemma

  1. Wyn Kelley
  1. John Stauffer

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch14

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

How to Cite

Stauffer, J. (2007) Melville, Slavery, and the American Dilemma, in A Companion to Herman Melville (ed W. Kelley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

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Keywords:

  • slavery;
  • national crisis;
  • market economy;
  • abolitionism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Slavery and the American Dilemma

  • Melville and Slavery

  • The Problem of Utopia

  • Monomania and Immediatism

  • The Problem of Progress

  • The Costs of Freedom