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By Anthony Wilson

To early ecu colonists the swamp was once a spot associated with sin and impurity; to the plantation elite, it used to be a pragmatic drawback to agricultural improvement. For the various excluded from the white southern aristocracy--African americans, local americans, Acadians, and negative, rural whites--the swamp intended whatever very diverse, delivering guard and sustenance and providing separation and security from the dominant plantation tradition.

Shadow and look after: The Swamp in Southern Culture explores the interaction of contradictory yet both pre-vailing metaphors: first, the swamp because the underside of the parable of pastoral Eden that outlined the antebellum South; and moment, the swamp because the final natural vestige of undominated southern eco-culture. because the South offers in to strip department shops and suburban sprawl, its wooded wetlands have come to include the final a part of the area that would constantly be past cultural domination.

analyzing the southern swamp from a viewpoint educated via ecocriticism, literary experiences, and ecological historical past, Shadow and Shelter considers the numerous repre-sentations of the swamp and its evolving position in an more and more multicultural South.

Anthony Wilson is assistant professor of English at LaGrange collage. His paintings has been released within the Southern Literary Journal and the Chronicle of upper Education's on-line edition.

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