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Black Prometheus : race and radicalism in the age of Atlantic slavery

Author: Jared Hickman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An innovative transnational literary study, Black Prometheus tracks the mythical figure's surprising resonance in Anglo-American antislavery discourse from 1800 until the end of the U.S. Civil War.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus / (Greek deity); Prometheus / (Greek deity) / In literature.; Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Hickman
ISBN: 9780190272586 0190272589 9780190272593 0190272597
OCLC Number: 966649530
Description: x, 528 Seiten
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic SlaveryChapter 1 Globalization and the Gods: A Theory of Race and--or as--ModernityChapter 2 The Terms of Prometheus's Liberation: Romanticism, Slavery, and the Titan's TriumphChapter 3 Africa versus the Absolute Idealism and Its OthersChapter 4 The Afro-Promethean "Science of the Stars"Chapter 5 Re-binding Prometheus to the Caucasus: Idealism's Other SolutionChapter 6 Imam Shamil or, the Modern Prometheus of CaucasusChapter 7 Rebellious Fictions: Black Prometheus and the Undoing of the Novelistic FormChapter 8 Byronic AbolitionismIndex
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In this meticulous treatment, the well-known story of Prometheus becomes the basis for an extensive allegorical and historical investigation into the transatlantic slave trade. Hickman (English, Read more...

 
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