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“The Shadow of the Cloud”: Racial Speculation and Cultural Vision in Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that as a narrative of kidnap rather than birth into slavery, Solomon Northup’s historical predicament dramatizes the rhetorical predicament of all ex-slave narrators. Northup is ... More


The White Primitive: Whiteness Studies, Embodiment, Invisibility, Property

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

in Waste of a White Skin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

“The White Primitive: Whiteness Studies, Embodiment, Invisibility, Property” considers whiteness as misery, especially in the thriving legacy of scientific racism well into the 1960s. The chapter ... More


Waste of a White Skin

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is an intellectual, political, and institutional history of scientific racist thought focused on the Carnegie Corporation’s antipoverty philanthropy with “poor whites” in South Africa ... More


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