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Faces of perfect ebony : encountering Atlantic slavery in imperial Britain

Author: Catherine Molineux
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 175.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though blacks were not often seen on the streets of seventeenth-century London, they were already capturing the British imagination. For two hundred years, as Britain shipped over three million Africans to the New World, popular images of blacks as slaves and servants proliferated in London art, both highbrow and low. Catherine Molineux assembles a surprising array of sources in her exploration of this emerging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Molineux
ISBN: 9780674050082 0674050088
OCLC Number: 709670279
Description: xiii, 341 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: imagined encounters --
Black servitude and the refinement of Britain --
Imagined ends of empire --
Accidental monstrosities --
Polishing jet --
Pleasurable encounters --
Hogarth's Atlantic London --
Britain's rebel slaves --
Conclusion: peripheries within.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 175.
Other Titles: Encountering Atlantic slavery in imperial Britain
Responsibility: Catherine Molineux.

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