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Transformable race surprising metamorphoses in the literature of early America

Author: Katy L Chiles
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Racial thought at the close of the 18th century differed radically from that of the 19th century, when the concept of race as a fixed biological category would emerge. Instead, many early Americans thought that race was an exterior bodily trait, incrementally produced by environmental factors, and continuously subject to change. While historians have documented aspects of 18th century racial thought, this is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katy L Chiles
ISBN: 9780199313501 0199313504 9780199350728 0199350728
OCLC Number: 869485835
Description: 1 online resource : Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: Table of Contents ; Introduction: Surprising Metamorphoses ; 1. Becoming Colored in Occom and Wheatley's Early America ; To Make Samson Occom "So" ; "To Make a Poet Black" ; 2. The Political Bodies of Benjamin Franklin and Hendrick Aupaumut ; You Are What You Eat; or, Franklin's Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect ; Hendrick Aupaumut's Own Color ; 3. Transforming into Natives: Crevecoeur, Marrant, and Brown on Becoming Indian ; Passing As, Transforming into ; Crevecoeur's American Race ; John Marrant Becoming Cherokee ; Edgar Huntly's Unsettling Transformation ; 4. Doubting Transformable Race: ; Equiano, Brackenridge, and the Textuality of Natural History ; To Quote and to Question: Olaudah Equiano's Provocative Ends ; Brackenridge and the Limits of Writing Natural History ; Epilogue: Interiorizing Racial Metamorphosis: ; The Algerine Captive's Language of Sympathy ; NOTES
Responsibility: Katy L. Chiles

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Focusing on writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Samson Occum, Charles Brockden Brown, and others, Transformable Race tells the story of how early Americans imagined, contributed to,  Read more...

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