The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852 (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The illustrated slave : empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852

Author: Martha J Cutter
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Illustrated Slave analyzes some of the more innovative works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement. Martha J. Cutter argues that some illustrated narratives attempt to shift a viewing reader away from pity and spectatorship into a mode of empathy and interrelationship with the enslaved. She also contends that some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cutter, Martha J.
Illustrated slave.
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)1000521551
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha J Cutter
ISBN: 9780820351162 0820351164
OCLC Number: 965754178
Description: xviii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Visualizing slavery and slave torture --
Precursors: picturing the story of slavery in broadsides, pamphlets, and early illustrated graphic works about slavery, 1793-1812 --
"These loathsome pictures shall be published": reconfigurations of the optical regime of transatlantic slavery in Amelia Opie's The black man's lament (1826) and George Bourne's Picture of slavery in the United States of America (1834) --
Entering and exiting the sensorium of slave torture: a narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery (1837, 1838) and the visual culture of the slave's body in the transatlantic abolition movement --
Structuring a new abolitionist reading of masculinity and femininity: the graphic narrative systems of Lydia Maria Child's Joanna (1838) and Henry Bibb's Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb, an American slave, written by himself (1849) --
After Tom: illustrated books, panoramas, and the staging of the African American enslaved body in Uncle Tom's cabin (1852) and the performance work of Henry Box Brown (1849-1875) --
The end of empathy, or slavery revisited via twentieth- and twenty-first-century artworks --
Hierarchical and parallel empathy.
Responsibility: Martha J. Cutter.

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Analyses some of the more innovative works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement. Martha Cutter argues  Read more...

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