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Picture Freedom

Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Picture Freedom( )
Author: Cobb, Jasmine Nichole
Series title:America and the Long 19th Century Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4798-2977-4
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:New York University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

In the decades leading up to the end of U.S. slavery, many free Blacks sat for daguerreotypes decorated in fine garments to document their self-possession. People pictured in these early photographs used portraiture to seize control over representation of the free Black body and reimagine Black visuality divorced from the cultural logics of slavery. In Picture Freedom, Jasmine Nichole Cobb analyzes the ways in which the circulation of various images prepared free Blacks and free...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Popular Culture
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches



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