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Fugitive science : empiricism and freedom in early African American culture, Britt Rusert

Label
Fugitive science : empiricism and freedom in early African American culture
Title
Fugitive science
Title remainder
empiricism and freedom in early African American culture
Statement of responsibility
Britt Rusert
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Britt Rusert uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists, and performers. Fugitive Science chronicles a little-known story about race and science in America. While the history of scientific racism in the nineteenth century has been well-documented, there was also a counter-movement of African Americans who worked to refute its claims. Far from rejecting science, these figures were careful readers of antebellum science who linked diverse fields--from astronomy to physiology--to both on-the-ground activism and more speculative forms of knowledge creation. Routinely excluded from institutions of scientific learning and training, they transformed cultural spaces like the page, the stage, the parlor, and even the pulpit into laboratories of knowledge and experimentation. From the recovery of neglected figures like Robert Benjamin Lewis, Hosea Easton, and Sarah Mapps Douglass, to new accounts of Martin Delany, Henry Box Brown, and Frederick Douglass, Fugitive Science makes natural science central to how we understand the origins and development of African American literature and culture. This distinct and pioneering book will spark interest from anyone wishing to learn more on race and society."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rusert, Britt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.89.I56
  • E185.89.I56
LC item number
  • R87 2017
  • B78 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American intellectuals
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Science
  • Science
  • Empiricism
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fugitive science : empiricism and freedom in early African American culture, Britt Rusert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Banneker Age : Black Afterlives of Early National Science -- Comparative Anatomies : Re-visions of Racial Science -- Experiments in Freedom : Fugitive Science in Transatlantic Performance -- Delany's Comet : Blake, or, The Huts of America and the Science Fictions of Slavery -- Sarah's Cabinet : Fugitive Science in and Beyond the Parlor
Control code
036128110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9781479847662
Lccn
2016041810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fugitive science : empiricism and freedom in early African American culture, Britt Rusert
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Banneker Age : Black Afterlives of Early National Science -- Comparative Anatomies : Re-visions of Racial Science -- Experiments in Freedom : Fugitive Science in Transatlantic Performance -- Delany's Comet : Blake, or, The Huts of America and the Science Fictions of Slavery -- Sarah's Cabinet : Fugitive Science in and Beyond the Parlor
Control code
036128110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9781479847662
Lccn
2016041810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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