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Imam Shamil, or the Modern Prometheus of Caucasus

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

A fascinating unintended consequence of pursuing the racialist logic of identifying Prometheus with the Caucasus over and against Africa was the nomination as an avatar of freedom of the Sufi imam, ... More


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