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- DescriptionAnalyzing the impact of black abolitionist icography on early black literature and the formation of black identity, Fugitive Vision examines the writings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, William and Ellen Craft, and Harriet Jacobs, and the slave potter David Drake. Juxtaposing pictorial and literary representations, the book argues that the visual offered an alternative to literacy for current and former slaves, whose works mobilize forms of illustration that subvert dominant representations of slavery by both apologists and abolitionists. From a portrait of Douglass's mother as Ramses to the incised snatches of proverb and prophecy on Dave the Potter's ceramics, the book identifies a fugitive vision that reforms our tions of antebellum black identity, literature, and cultural production.
- Author BiographyMichael A. Chaney is Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College.
- Author(s)Michael A. Chaney
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication18/03/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleBlacks in the Diaspora
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note30 b&w photos
- Weight437 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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