Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative Michael A. Chaney

ISBN: 9780253349446

Published: December 1st 2007

Hardcover

272 pages


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Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative  by  Michael A. Chaney

Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative by Michael A. Chaney
December 1st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780253349446 | 4.47 Mb

Analyzing the impact of black abolitionist iconography on early black literature and the formation of black identity, Fugitive Vision examines the writings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, William and Ellen Craft, Harriet Jacobs, and theMoreAnalyzing the impact of black abolitionist iconography on early black literature and the formation of black identity, Fugitive Vision examines the writings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, William and Ellen Craft, Harriet Jacobs, and the slave potter David Drake.

Juxtaposing pictorial and literary representations, the book argues that the visual offered an alternative to literacy for current and former slaves, whose works mobilize forms of illustration that subvert dominant representations of slavery by both apologists and abolitionists. From a portrait of Douglasss mother as Ramses to the incised snatches of proverb and prophesy on Dave the Potters ceramics, the book identifies a fugitive vision that reforms our notions of antebellum black identity, literature, and cultural production.



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