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Imitation nation : red, white, and blackface in early and Antebellum US literature

Author: Jason Richards
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did early Americans define themselves? The American exceptionalist perspective tells us that the young republic rejected Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in order to isolate a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Richards
ISBN: 9780813940649 0813940648 9780813940656 0813940656
OCLC Number: 1012400359
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: fail in originality, succeed in imitation --
The new republic's two frontiers: redface desire, European mimicry, and Edgar Huntly --
Localizing the early republic: Washington Irving and blackface culture --
Cooper's Anglo-Saxon masquerade: redface, whiteface, and the pioneers --
Blackface minstrelsy and the making of African American selfhood in Uncle Tom's cabin --
Melville's (inter)national burlesque: whiteface, blackface, and "Benito Cereno" --
Blackface violence and the early African American novel --
Epilogue: absorbing mimesis.
Responsibility: Jason Richards.

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