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Incarceration and Rupture: The Past in the Present

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the prison industrial complex in the United States to ask again about what gets remembered and how, to take us back to the question of what happens to a manumitted slave, and ... More


Introduction

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book examines the process by which racial stereotypes about blacks developed and were perpetuated in music and dance, and particularly in what it calls onstage and backstage performances. It ... More


The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

Jenifer L. Barclay

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043727
eISBN:
9780252052613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043727.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book makes disability legible in the histories of both slavery and race, arguing that disability is a critical category of historical analysis. Bondage complicated and contributed to enslaved ... More


The Maintenance of Innocence

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines an episode from the popular British television show Spooks/MI-5 entitled “Who Guards the Guards?” (2004) and the films Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. It reveals the ... More


Coda: Behind, Before, Beside

Lindsay V. Reckson

in Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479803323
eISBN:
9781479842452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803323.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The coda offers a reflection on the extent to which ecstasy abuts terror in post-Reconstruction realism. Rather than rehearsing fantasies of transcendence—of getting beyond histories of racial ... More


Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Lindon Barrett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book is the unfinished manuscript of literary and cultural theorist Lindon Barrett, who died in 2008. The study offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the ... More


Fruits of Passion The Dynamics of Interracial Sex

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.10
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the Englishmen who came to America brought with them not merely a prevalent social mood but also certain specific sexual mores and certain more or less definite ideas about ... More


Prologue: Radial Lines

Jesse E. Hoffnung-Garskof

in Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183534
eISBN:
9780691185750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183534.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates the major themes of this volume. It presents two fundamental arguments about race. The first is that race is a social rather than a natural phenomenon. ... More


Marronage and the Purchase of Freedom: Old Strategies in New Times

Aline Helg

in Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649634
eISBN:
9781469649658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649634.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the ways in which manumission and the purchase of freedom remained highly dependent on circumstances and geography. Despite the changes caused by wars and the independence of ... More


Secessionist Commemoration and Its Aftermath

Thomas J. Brown

in Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620954
eISBN:
9781469623122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620954.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Charleston secessionists’ campaign to honor John C. Calhoun. It highlights the role of the Ladies’ Calhoun Monument Association (LCMA), one of the first southern women’s groups ... More


Mark Twain’s Free Spirits and Slaves: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the characters of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain used Tom Sawyer to ... More


Ambiguity

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 2 examines disputes over ambiguity, in which interpreters argue over a single linguistic form that evokes distinct alternative meanings. The chapter classifies three types of ambiguity ... More


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