Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Ides of Antebellum
by Hardy-Butler, Kayla, Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 2020, 358; 27963250
Abstract (Summary)

The Ides of Antebellum follows an apologetic slave holding father and his two sons, Jona and Edmund McConnell, one white and the other black. Both sons fall in love with a mulatto fugitive slave woman, Cassandra, who is later captured and sold. Together, the estranged McConnell brothers set out to retrieve the woman that they love, daring to venture into “cotton country” Alabama territory thought to hold the worst of plantations, posing as slave and master. The past and the present converge when they are aided by their father’s journal, detailing his obsession to hunt down the French Quarter’s most infamous serial killer and slave owner, Madame Delphine LaLaurie who just may be connected to the woman both brothers are dangerously in love with.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wriston Colbert, Jaimee
Commitee: Zentner, Alexi, Albanese, Mary Grace
School: State University of New York at Binghamton
Department: English, General Literature, and Rhetoric
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, African American Studies, History
Keywords: Antebellum, Creole, LaLaurie, Nineteenth century
Publication Number: 27963250
ISBN: 9798662571211
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