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作者 Lemire, Elise Virginia
書名 Miscegenation : making race in America / Elise Lemire
出版項 Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002
國際標準書號 0812236645
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  810.9355 J359 2002    在架上    30500101092404
說明 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 [New cultural studies]
New cultural studies
附註 Series statement on jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index
Race and the idea of preference in the New Republic: The port folio poems about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings -- The rhetoric of blood and mixture: Cooper's "man without a cross" -- The barrier of good taste: avoiding a sojourn in the city of amalgamation in the wake of abolitionism -- Combating abolitionism with the species argument: race economic anxieties in Poe's Philadelphia -- Making "miscegenation": Alcott's Paul Frere and the limits of brotherhood after emancipation
"In the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, as the question of black political rights was debated more and more vociferously, descriptions and pictorial representations of whites coupling with blacks proliferated in the North. Novelists, short-story writers, poets, journalists, and political cartoonists imagined that political equality would be followed by widespread inter-racial sex and marriage. Legally possible yet socially unthinkable, this "amalgamation" of the races would manifest itself in the perverse union of whites with blacks, the latter figured as ugly, animal-like, and foul-smelling. In "Miscegenation," Elise Lemire reads these literary and visual depictions for what they can tell us about the connection between the racialization of desire and the social construction of race."--Jacket
主題 Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- In literature
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Miscegenation in literature
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Racially mixed people in literature
Race relations in literature
Racism in literature
Race in literature
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