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"Miscegenation" : making race in America, Elise Lemire

Label
"Miscegenation" : making race in America
Title
"Miscegenation"
Title remainder
making race in America
Statement of responsibility
Elise Lemire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemire, Elise Virginia
Dewey number
810.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.M57
LC item number
L46 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miscegenation in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • American literature
  • Jefferson, Thomas
Label
"Miscegenation" : making race in America, Elise Lemire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
49011195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780812236644
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
"Miscegenation" : making race in America, Elise Lemire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
49011195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780812236644
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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