Jeremy Wells is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Allegheny College.
"This is a welcome book--probably required reading for historians of the New South and a useful contribution to the important new body of anti-exceptionalist scholarship on the region." --The Journal of American History "It's important, timely, well researched, and well written. I recommend it with enthusiasm." --John Mayfield, Samford University, author of Counterfeit Gentlemen "Draws on refreshingly original methods when analyzing the intersections of race, empire, and the plantation in U.S. literature." --Harilaos Stecopoulos, University of Iowa, author of Reconstructing the World "A book worth reading" --The Journal of Southern History "Recommended" --Choice