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Through the Blood‐Stained Gate: Violence, Birth, and the Imago Dei in Fugitive Slave Narratives

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Traces the development of nonviolent theology in the fugitive slave narratives published by the abolitionist movement. The new genre of the “fugitive slave narrative” grew out of the creative ... More


BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation. In a ... More


Douglass’s Long Run

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how African-American authors participated in the probabilistic revolution. While early black Atlantic writers largely adhered to the providential outlook of Christian ... More


Introduction: Representational Static

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/9780823272891.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using contemporary artwork as a lens onto the textual visuality of 19th-century slave narratives, this introduction to Fugitive Testimony works backwards historically to excavate ex-slave narrators’ ... More


Sight Unseen: Contemporary Visual Slave Narratives

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/9780823272891.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Establishing and examining an archive of contemporary visual slave narratives—including Glenn Ligon’s Narratives and Runaways series (1993), Kara Walker’s Slavery! Slavery! (1997) and Narratives of a ... More


Behind the Scenes and Inside Out: Elizabeth Keckly’s Use of the Slave Narrative Form

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/9780823272891.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Advancing a formal reading of Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868), this chapter shows how Elizabeth Keckly undermines the ideological presumptions ... More


Borderland Maroons

Sylviane A. Diouf

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unlike their African forebears, most American maroons in the antebellum period did not look for freedom in remote hinterland locations. Instead, they settled in the borderlands of farms or ... More


Rewriting the Master(’s) Narrative: Signifying in the Ex-Slave Narratives

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Turning to the ex-slave narrators,this chapterdemonstrates how they employed African American oral traditions like signifying to create counter-narratives of black history and identity. This chapter ... More


From Emancipation to Exclusion: Racial Analogy in Afro-Asian Periodical Print Culture

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 broadens our understanding of Reconstruction to encompass the West and its “Chinese Question.” It builds upon the analytics for articulating racial difference—differential thinking—honed in ... More


Anxieties of Ownership:: Debt, Entitlement, and the Plantation Romance

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the exploitative property relationship of master and slave as it is depicted in the pro-slavery novels of William Gilmore Simms and in the popular slave narratives of Frederick ... More


Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Janet Neary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Fugitive Testimony traces the African American slave narrative across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated ... More


Octavia Butler’s Vampiric Vision: Fledgling

Timothy M. Robinson

in Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Octavia Butler’s Fledgling (2005) chronicles the story of Shori Matthews, a 53-year-old vampire who looks like a 10-year-old black girl. Shori awakens with amnesia and physical scarring as a result ... More


Comparative Freedom and the Flight from Slavery

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Douglass to illustrate a theorist who supports the claim that freedom must be understood in relation to slavery, but does so in ways that still remains ... More


Exit and Solidarity: Fugitive Slave Narratives

Jennet Kirkpatrick

in The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines several narratives written by American slaves who escaped captivity prior to the Civil War. It argues that the accounts of former and fugitive slaves are animated by a ... More


Fugitive Geographies: Rerouting the Stories of North American Slavery

Adams Rachel

in Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226005515
eISBN:
9780226005539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005539.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the very different place of national borders in slave and neo-slave narratives about flight to Canada and Mexico. What these narratives reveal is that for fugitives eager to ... More


New World Silences, New World Songs: Stairway for Electra and Corregidora

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Escalera para Electra (Stairway for Electra, 1970), by the Dominican Aída Cartagena Portalatín, and Corregidora (1975), by the Kentuckian Gayl Jones, do not focus on the site of ... More


Domestic Rituals of Consumption

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), a narrative that depicts some of the more graphic scenes of human consumption ever portrayed in a U.S. slave ... More


The Meaning of Suicide in Antislavery Politics

Terri L. Snyder

in The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the motif of slave suicide in Anglo-America anti-slavery print, beginning with the The Dying Negro (1773) and through slave narratives of the antebellum period. Earliest ... More


Fugitive Slave Narratives and Atlantic Conspiracies

Gretchen J. Woertendyke

in Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190212278
eISBN:
9780190212292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the influence of the Haitian Revolution throughout the long nineteenth century on fugitive slave narratives and the development of the gothic romance in the nineteenth century. By ... More


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