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Author : Shirley Samuels
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2019-11-08
Page : 236
Category : Photography
ISBN 13 : 1498573126
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Race and Vision in the Nineteenth-Century United States is a collection of twelve essays by cultural critics that exposes how fraught relations of identity and race appear through imaging technologies in architecture, scientific discourse, sculpture, photography, painting, music, theater, and, finally, the twenty-first century visual commentary of Kara Walker. Throughout these essays, the racial practices of the nineteenth century are juxtaposed with literary practices involving some of the most prominent writers about race and identity, such as Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as the technologies of performance including theater and music. Recent work in critical theories of vision, technology, and the production of ideas about racial discourse has emphasized the inextricability of photography with notions of race and American identity. The collected essays provide a vivid sense of how imagery about race appears in the formative period of the nineteenth-century United States.


Author : Michael Charlesworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008
Page : 186
Category : Art
ISBN 13 :
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Concentrating on Britain and France, the book addresses its subject in an interdisciplinary fashion, drawing on poetry, novels, landscape gardens, spectacular entertainments, and science as well as visual art in order to elucidate panoramic art, and questions of spectral or ghostly visions. These topics set in play the themes of the subjective, and the scientific/imperial that are further developed throughout the book.


Author : Karen Ruth Kornweibel
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-09-15
Page : 174
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1683930983
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Writing for Inclusion examines four nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban and African American writers—Juan Francisco Manzano, Frederick Douglass, Martín Morúa Delgado, and Charles W. Chesnutt—whose works provide examples of self-emancipation, interrogate the terms of exclusion from the nation, and argue for inclusive visions of national identity.


Author : Deborah Poole
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1997-06-12
Page : 263
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780691006451
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"Long-awaited work analyzes role of visual images and technologies (particularly photography, painting, and drawing) in shaping modern understandings of race in the Andes. This fascinating work documents various depictions of Andean peoples from the 18th- 20th centuries, placing scientific analyses of race within the sphere of the modern visual economy"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.


Author : Eddie S. Glaude
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2000-03-15
Page : 216
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780226298207
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AcknowledgementsPart One: Exodus History1. "Bent Twigs and Broken Backs": An Introduction2. Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public3. Exodus, Race, and the Politics of Nation4. Race, Nation, and the Ideology of Chosenness5. The Nation and Freedom CelebrationsPart Two: Exodus Politics6. The Initial Years of the Black Convention Movement7. Respectability and Race, 1835-18428. "Pharaoh's on Both Sides of the Blood-Red Waters": Henry Highland Garnet and the National Convention of 1843Epilogue: The Tragedy of African American PoliticsNotesIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Author : John Beusterien
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 228
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780838756140
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Racism in the modern nation state is based on a Continental and an American model. In the Continental model, the racist differentiates the raced individual by religion. Because this raced individual is indistinguishable from the racist, a narrative is written to see that individual. In turn, in the American model the racist differentiates the raced individual based on skin color. Because the sign of difference is obvious, no story is written to justify racist thinking. By 1550, both models form part of imperial thinking in the Iberian world system. An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain describes these models at work in imperial Spanish theater. The study reveals how the display of blood in drama serves the Continental model and how the display of skin color serves the American model. It also elucidates how Miguel de Cervantes celebrates a subaltern aesthetic as he discards both racial paradigms. John Beusterien is Associate Professor of Spanish at Texas Tech University.


Author : Ronald Bayor
Ronald H. Bayor
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2004
Page : 991
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780231119948
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With more than 240 primary sources, this introduction to a complex topic is a resource for student research.


Author : Molly Rogers
David W. Blight
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2010-05-25
Page : 256
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0300163282
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Author : Duncan Bell
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-12-08
Page : 488
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0691194017
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How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. Dreamworlds of Race explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual history of racial domination, political utopianism, and world order. Focusing on a quartet of extraordinary figures—Andrew Carnegie, W. T. Stead, Cecil J. Rhodes, and H. G. Wells—Duncan Bell shows how unionists on both sides of the Atlantic reimagined citizenship, empire, patriotism, race, war, and peace in their quest to secure global supremacy. Yet even as they dreamt of an Anglo-dominated world, the unionists disagreed over the meaning of race, the legitimacy of imperialism, the nature of political belonging, and the ultimate form and purpose of unification. The racial dreamworld was an object of competing claims and fantasies. Exploring speculative fiction as well as more conventional forms of political writing, Bell reads unionist arguments as expressions of the utopianism circulating through fin-de-siècle Anglo-American culture, and juxtaposes them with pan-Africanist critiques of racial domination and late twentieth-century fictional narratives of Anglo-American empire. Tracing how intellectual elites promoted an ambitious project of political and racial unification between Britain and the United States, Dreamworlds of Race analyzes ideas of empire and world order that reverberate to this day.


Author : Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2016-02-15
Page : 752
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0748692940
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This comprehensive study by leading scholars in an important new field-the history of letters and letter writing-is essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth-century American politics, history or literature. Because of its mass literacy, population mobility, and extensive postal system, nineteenth-century America is a crucial site for the exploration of letters and their meanings, whether they be written by presidents and statesmen, scientists and philosophers, novelists and poets, feminists and reformers, immigrants, Native Americans, or African Americans. This book breaks new ground by mapping the voluminous correspondence of these figures and other important American writers and thinkers. Rather than treating the letter as a spontaneous private document, the contributors understand it as a self-conscious artefact, circulating between friends and strangers and across multiple genres in ways that both make and break social ties.


Author : Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher : Penguin Random House
Release : 2020
Page : 496
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0593230256
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "An instant American classic."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.


Author : Thomas Bender
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 1982-08-01
Page : 296
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780801829253
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Author : Rebecca Fraser
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2012-12-24
Page : 218
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0230300707
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Chronicles the life of Sarah F. Williams (née Hicks), who was born in New Hartford, NY, educated at the Albany Academy, and then married a plantation owner from North Carolina, who subsequently moved to Georgia. The story is told on the basis of letters she wrote to her parents and sisters from 1853 through the Civil War to 1917.


Author : James E. Sanders
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2014-09-10
Page : 352
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 082237613X
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In the nineteenth century, Latin America was home to the majority of the world's democratic republics. Many historians have dismissed these political experiments as corrupt pantomimes of governments of Western Europe and the United States. Challenging that perspective, James E. Sanders contends that Latin America in this period was a site of genuine political innovation and popular debate reflecting Latin Americans' visions of modernity. Drawing on archival sources in Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay, Sanders traces the circulation of political discourse and democratic practice among urban elites, rural peasants, European immigrants, slaves, and freed blacks to show how and why ideas of liberty, democracy, and universalism gained widespread purchase across the region, mobilizing political consciousness and solidarity among diverse constituencies. In doing so, Sanders reframes the locus and meaning of political and cultural modernity.


Author : Robert Yusef Rabiee
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2020-12-15
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0820358371
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Medieval America analyzes literary, legal, and historical archives that help tell a new story about the formation of American culture. Against Cold War–era studies of U.S. culture that argued, following political scientist Louis Hartz’s “liberal consensus” model, that the United States emerged from the Revolutionary era free from Europe’s feudal institutions and uninterested in the production of its medieval culture productions, Robert Yusef Rabiee contends that feudal law and medieval literature were structural components of the American cultural imaginary in the nineteenth century. The racial, gender, and class formations that emerged in the first era of U.S. nation building were deeply indebted to medieval social, political, and religious thought—an observation that challenges the liberal consensus model and allows us to better grasp how American social roles developed. Far from casting off feudal tradition, the early United States folded feudalism into its emerging liberal order, creating a knotted system of values and practices that continue to structure the American experience. Sometimes, the feudal residuum contradicted the liberal values of the Unites States. Other times, the feudal residuum bolstered those values, revealing deep sympathies between so-called “modern” and “premodern” political thought. Medieval America thus aims to reorient our discussions about American cultural and political development in terms of the long arc of European history.


Author : Joseph R. Washington
Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
Release : 1988
Page : 711
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780889466838
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This study focuses on Protestant philanthropic agencies - Calvinist conservatives and social liberals - as competing colour-conscious clerical classes of charioteers driving chariots of charity... behind the Cotton Curtain.


Author : Joan Burbick
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-08-26
Page : 355
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780521454346
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Read together these writings engage in a counterpoint of voices at once constructing and debating the hegemonic values of the emerging American nation.


Author : Jasmine Nichole Cobb
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2015-04-03
Page : 288
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1479817228
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In the decades leading up to the end of U.S. slavery, many free Blacks sat for daguerreotypes decorated in fine garments to document their self-possession. People pictured in these early photographs used portraiture to seize control over representation of the free Black body and reimagine Black visuality divorced from the cultural logics of slavery. In Picture Freedom, Jasmine Nichole Cobb analyzes the ways in which the circulation of various images prepared free Blacks and free Whites for the emancipation of formerly unfree people of African descent. She traces the emergence of Black freedom as both an idea and as an image during the early nineteenth century. Through an analysis of popular culture of the period—including amateur portraiture, racial caricatures, joke books, antislavery newspapers, abolitionist materials, runaway advertisements, ladies’ magazines, and scrapbooks, as well as scenic wallpaper—Cobb explores the earliest illustrations of free Blacks and reveals the complicated route through visual culture toward a vision of African American citizenship. Picture Freedom reveals how these depictions contributed to public understandings of nationhood, among both domestic eyes and the larger Atlantic world.


Author : Nico Slate
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-04
Page : 344
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780674979727
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A hidden history connects India and the United States, the world's two largest democracies. From the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, activists worked across borders of race and nation to push both countries toward achieving their democratic principles. At the heart of this shared struggle, African Americans and Indians forged bonds ranging from statements of sympathy to coordinated acts of solidarity. Within these two groups, certain activists developed a colored cosmopolitanism, a vision of the world that transcended traditional racial distinctions. These men and women agitated for the freedom of the "colored world," even while challenging the meanings of both color and freedom. "Slate exhaustively charts the liberation movements of the world's two largest democracies from the 19th century to the 1960s. There's more to this connection than the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s debt to Mahatma Gandhi, and Slate tells this fascinating tale better than anyone ever has." --Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Slate does more than provide a fresh history of the Indian anticolonial movement and the U.S. civil rights movement; his seminal contribution is his development of a nuanced conceptual framework for later historians to apply to studying other transnational social movements." --K. K. Hill, Choice


Author : Gregory D. Smithers
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2017-07-01
Page : 494
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 080329591X
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Revised edition of the author's Science, sexuality, and race in the United States and Australia, 1780s-1890s, 2009.