The Briars Drive Me to This': Weeds, Fence Lines, and Slave Resistance

Harry Brown

Depauw University

Harry Brown is Professor of English at DePauw University in Indiana, where he teaches early American, Native American, and environmental literature. His recent scholarship includes studies of Native American conversion narratives, Puritan gravestone verse, and environmental crisis narratives in the anthracite coal region.


Harry Brown’s paper on “Weeds, Fence Lines, and Slave Resistance” will build on Lynn Nelson’s work, Pharsalia (2007) to explore the connection between two plantation practices that seem distinct: managing weeds and... [ view full abstract ]


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P79 » “A Plant Out of Place”: The Working of Weeds in the Long 19th Century (14:00 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment E)

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