Free Soil

James Finley

Texas A&M University – San Antonio.

James S. Finley is Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. He is editor of Henry David Thoreau in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and his scholarship has appeared in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Thoreau Society and was part of the faculty for the 2017 NEH seminar “Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau.”


“Free Soil” James S. Finley Texas A&M University—San Antonio My proposed keyword, “Free Soil,” considers what is arguably the central intersection of environmental and social justice in the antebellum US. Free... [ view full abstract ]


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C19 Environmental Humanities


S2 » Seminar 2: C19 Environmental Humanities (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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