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

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

Label
The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852
Title
The illustrated slave
Title remainder
empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852
Statement of responsibility
Martha J. Cutter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Illustrated Slave analyzes some of the more innovative works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement. Martha J. Cutter argues that some illustrated narratives attempt to shift a viewing reader away from pity and spectatorship into a mode of empathy and interrelationship with the enslaved. She also contends that some illustrated books characterize the enslaved as obtaining a degree of control over narrative and lived experiences, even if these figurations entail a sense that the story of slavery is beyond representation itself. Through exploration of famous works such as Uncle Tom's Cabin, as well as unfamiliar ones by Amelia Opie, Henry Bibb, and Henry Box Brown, she delineates a mode of radical empathy that attempts to destroy divisions between the enslaved individual and the free white subject and between the viewer and the viewed"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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Cutter, Martha J
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Antislavery movements in literature
Label
The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852, Martha J. Cutter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Appendix, Hierarchical and parallel empathy
Control code
036382887
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780820351162
Lccn
2016055420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852, Martha J. Cutter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Appendix, Hierarchical and parallel empathy
Control code
036382887
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780820351162
Lccn
2016055420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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