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Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Dohra Ahmad

Abstract

This book examines anti-colonial discourse during the understudied but critical period before World War II, with a specific focus on writers and activists based in the United States. The book contributes to the fields of American Studies, utopian studies, and postcolonial theory by situating this growing anti-colonial literature as part of an American utopian tradition. In the key early decades of the 20th century, the intellectuals of the colonized world carried out the heady work of imagining independent states, often from a position of exile. Faced with that daunting task, many of them com ... More

Keywords: utopia, anti-colonialism, Indian nationalism, solidarity, Young India, Edward Bellamy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, W. E. B. Du Bois, Lala Lajpat Rai, Richard Wright

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332766
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dohra Ahmad, author
St. John's University
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