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Author Cutter, Martha J., author

Title The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852 / Martha J. Cutter
Published Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
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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 -- Hierarchical and parallel empathy
Summary " ... Analyzes ... works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 14, 2017)
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Antislavery movements in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Slavery -- United States -- Illustrations.
Slaves -- United States -- Illustrations.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0820351156 (electronic bk.)
9780820351155 (electronic bk.)