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The Resource Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth

Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth

Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture
Title
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Sarah N. Roth
Title variation
Gender & Race in Antebellum Popular Culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the decades leading to the Civil War, popular conceptions of African American men shifted dramatically. The savage slave featured in 1830s' novels and stories gave way by the 1850s to the less-threatening humble black martyr. This radical reshaping of black masculinity in American culture occurred at the same time that the reading and writing of popular narratives were emerging as largely feminine enterprises. In a society where women wielded little official power, white female authors exalted white femininity, using narrative forms such as autobiographies, novels, short stories, visual images, and plays, by stressing differences that made white women appear superior to male slaves. This book argues that white women, as creators and consumers of popular culture media, played a pivotal role in the demasculinization of black men during the antebellum period, and consequently had a vital impact on the political landscape of antebellum and Civil War-era America through their powerful influence on popular culture
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Sarah N.
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.R68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African American men
  • Women, White
  • African American men in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Old Child and the Young One" : The Infantilization of Male Slaves in 1820s Juvenile Literature -- "More Terrible Than the Uncaged Hyena" : The Savage Slave in 1830s Fiction -- "How a Slave Was Made a Man" : Manly Self-Defense in 1840s Slave Narratives -- "Patient Sufferer, Gentle Martyr" : The Self-Sacrificial Uncle Tom -- Impotent Rebels, Heroes, and Martyrs : Anti-Uncle Tom Novels of the 1850s -- "An Intrepid, Dauntless Heroine" : The Displacement of Black Men in 1850s Octoroon Novels -- "We Have Struck for Our Freedom" : The Black Revolutionary in 1850s Radical Abolitionist Fiction -- "Victory!" : The Soldier-Martyr in Civil War Fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781107338852
Extent
1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107338852
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Old Child and the Young One" : The Infantilization of Male Slaves in 1820s Juvenile Literature -- "More Terrible Than the Uncaged Hyena" : The Savage Slave in 1830s Fiction -- "How a Slave Was Made a Man" : Manly Self-Defense in 1840s Slave Narratives -- "Patient Sufferer, Gentle Martyr" : The Self-Sacrificial Uncle Tom -- Impotent Rebels, Heroes, and Martyrs : Anti-Uncle Tom Novels of the 1850s -- "An Intrepid, Dauntless Heroine" : The Displacement of Black Men in 1850s Octoroon Novels -- "We Have Struck for Our Freedom" : The Black Revolutionary in 1850s Radical Abolitionist Fiction -- "Victory!" : The Soldier-Martyr in Civil War Fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781107338852
Extent
1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107338852
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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