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Specters of democracy : blackness and the aesthetics of politics in the antebellum U.S.

Author: Ivy G Wilson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Specters of Democracy analyzes how African Americans used art as both a mode of critique and an articulation of democratic representation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivy G Wilson
ISBN: 9780195337372 0195337379 9780195340358 0195340353
OCLC Number: 793459914
Description: x, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. In the shadows of citizenship: African Americans and the alterity of democracy ; Frederick Douglass's "glib-tongue": African American rhetoric and the language of national belonging ; Merely rhetorical: virtual democracy in clotel ; Rhythm nation: African American poetics and the discourse of freedom ; Black and tan fantasy: Walt Whitman, African Americans, and sounding the nation ; Framing the margins: geometries of space and the aesthetics of nationalism ; The spectacle of disorder: race, decoration, and the social ; The colored museum.
Responsibility: Ivy G. Wilson.
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