Table of Contents:
  • Democratic discourses: visiting the national anti-slavery bazaar
  • Bodily democracy: Frances Ellen Watkins and Walt Whitman sing the body electric
  • Gender democracy: Margaret Fuller and Sojourner Truth argue the case of woman versus women
  • Economic democracy: Frederick Douglass and Henry David Thoreau negotiate the Mason-Dixon line
  • Aesthetic democracy: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Jacobs represent the end(s) of slavery.