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The Resource The slumbering volcano : American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity, Maggie Montesinos Sale

The slumbering volcano : American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity, Maggie Montesinos Sale

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The slumbering volcano : American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity
Title
The slumbering volcano
Title remainder
American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Montesinos Sale
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Slumbering Volcano, Maggie Montesinos Sale investigates depictions of nineteenth-century slave ship revolts to explore the notion of rebellion in formulations of United States national identity. Analyzing how such revolts inspired citizens to debate whether political theory directed at free men could be extended toward blacks, Sale compares the reception of fictionalized versions of ship revolts published in the 1850s - Benito Cereno by Herman Melville and The Heroic Slave by Frederick Douglass - with the previous decade's public accounts of actual rebellions by enslaved people on the ships Amistad and Creole." "This comparison of narrative response with written public reaction to the actual revolts allows Sale to investigate the precise manner in which public opinion regarding definitions of liberty evolved over this crucial period of time between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Mapping the ways in which unequally empowered groups claimed and transformed statements associated with the discourse of national identity, Sale succeeds in recovering a historically informed sense of the discursive and activist options available to people of another era." "In its demonstration of how the United States has been uniquely shaped by its dual status as both an imperial and a postcolonial power, this study on the discourse of natural rights and national identity in the pre-Civil War United States will interest students and scholars of American studies, African American studies, gender studies, and American history and literature."--Jacket
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DLC
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Sale, Maggie Montesinos
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.S25 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Americanists
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave insurrections
  • National characteristics, American
  • Masculinity
  • White supremacy movements
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slave insurrections
  • Masculinity
Label
The slumbering volcano : American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity, Maggie Montesinos Sale
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-256) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36417879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 264 pages
Isbn
9780822319832
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97007610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The slumbering volcano : American slave ship revolts and the production of rebellious masculinity, Maggie Montesinos Sale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-256) 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
Control code
36417879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 264 pages
Isbn
9780822319832
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97007610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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