Black well-being : health and selfhood in antebellum black literature (eBook, 2016) []
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Black well-being : health and selfhood in antebellum black literature

Author: Andrea Stone
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
By analyzing slave narratives, emigration polemics, and black-authored fiction pieces, Stone reveals many reflections of injury, illness, disease, and disability, but she also highlights the equally numerous emphases on well-being by black authors.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Stone
ISBN: 9780813055954 0813055954
OCLC Number: 1105407115
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Human, person, self: blackness and well-being --
The ruled and regulated self: medicine and race science in the black new world --
Ancient ideals and the healthy self: Mary Ann Shadd's plea for emigration and Martin Robison Delany's condition, elevation, emigration, and destiny --
The self in pain: colonialism, disability, and national identity: Mary Prince, Sarah Pooley, and Lavina Wormeny --
The protective self: slave sexual health, crime, and U.S. legal personhood: Celia's murder trial and Harriet Jacobs's incidents --
The promising self: sexual expression, heroism, and revolution: Frederick Douglass's "The heroic slave" and Martin Robison Delany's Blake --
Conclusion: Black intellectuals, black well-being: questions about the future of black American literary studies.
Responsibility: Andrea Stone.


Analyzing slave narratives, emigration polemics, a murder trial, and black-authored fiction, Andrea Stone highlights the central role physical and mental health and well-being played in antebellum  Read more...


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