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Child of the fire : Mary Edmonia Lewis and the problem of art history's Black and Indian subject

Author: Kirsten Pai Buick
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2010.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the prominent nineteenth century African American sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis in relation to issues of race and gender.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buick, Kirsten Pai.
Child of the fire.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009042227
(OCoLC)456729618
Named Person: Edmonia Lewis; Edmonia Lewis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Pai Buick
ISBN: 9780822391999 0822391996
OCLC Number: 645146968
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 297 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Inventing the artist : locating the Black and Catholic subject --
The "problem" of art history's Black subject --
Longfellow, Lewis, and the cultural work of Hiawatha --
Identity, tautology, and the death of Cleopatra.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Other Titles: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the problem of art history's Black and Indian subject
Responsibility: Kirsten Pai Buick.

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An argument against reductive accounts of the nineteenth-century sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewiss work as the product of her identity as an African American and Native American woman.  Read more...

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