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The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852 / Martha J. Cutter.

Author:
Cutter, Martha J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Description:
xviii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm
Summary note:
" ... Analyzes ... works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Visualizing slavery and slave torture -- Precursors: picturing the story of slavery in broadsides, pamphlets, and early illustrated graphic works about slavery, 1793-1812 -- "These loathsome pictures shall be published": reconfigurations of the optical regime of transatlantic slavery in Amelia Opie's The black man's lament (1826) and George Bourne's Picture of slavery in the United States of America (1834) -- Entering and exiting the sensorium of slave torture: a narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery (1837, 1838) and the visual culture of the slave's body in the transatlantic abolition movement -- Structuring a new abolitionist reading of masculinity and femininity: the graphic narrative systems of Lydia Maria Child's Joanna (1838) and Henry Bibb's Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb, an American slave, written by himself (1849) -- After Tom: illustrated books, panoramas, and the staging of the African American enslaved body in Uncle Tom's cabin (1852) and the performance work of Henry Box Brown (1849-1875) -- The end of empathy, or slavery revisited via twentieth- and twenty-first-century artworks -- Hierarchical and parallel empathy.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Illustrated works.
ISBN:
  • 9780820351162 hardcover ; alkaline paper
  • 0820351164 hardcover ; alkaline paper
  • electronic book
LCCN:
2016055420
OCLC:
965754178
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