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The Resource The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon, (electronic book)

The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon, (electronic book)

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The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction
Title
The "tragic mulatta" revisited
Title remainder
race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction
Statement of responsibility
Eve Allegra Raimon
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its inception, the United States has been intensely preoccupied with interracialism. The concept is embedded everywhere in our social and political fabric, including our sense of national identity. And yet, in both its quantitative and symbolic forms, interracialism remains an extremely elusive phenomenon, causing policy makers and census boards to wrangle over how to delineate it and, on an emblematic level, stirring intense emotions from fear to fascination.In The "Tragic Mulatta" Revisited, Eve Allegra Raimon focuses on the mixed-race female slave in literature, arguing that this figure became a symbolic vehicle for explorations of race and nation--both of which were in crisis in the mid-nineteenth century. At this time, judicial, statutory, social, and scientific debates about the meaning of racial difference (and intermixture) coincided with disputes over frontier expansion, which were never merely about land acquisition but also literally about the "complexion" of that frontier. Embodying both northern and southern ideologies, the "amalgamated" mulatta, the author argues, can be viewed as quintessentially American, a precursor to contemporary motifs of "hybrid" and "mestizo" identities.Where others have focused on the gendered and racially abject position of the "tragic mulatta," Raimon reconsiders texts by such central antislavery writers as Lydia Maria Child, William Wells Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Wilson to suggest that the figure is more usefully examined as a way of understanding the volatile and shifting interface of race and national identity in the antebellum period." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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1957-
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Raimon, Eve Allegra
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Race in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10075379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 202 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780813534817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10075379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 202 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780813534817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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