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The Resource American slavery, American imperialism : US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914, Catherine Armstrong, (electronic resource)

American slavery, American imperialism : US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914, Catherine Armstrong, (electronic resource)

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American slavery, American imperialism : US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914
Title
American slavery, American imperialism
Title remainder
US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Armstrong
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Slavery casts a long shadow over American history; despite the cataclysmic changes of the Civil War and emancipation, the United States carried antebellum notions of slavery into its imperial expansion at the turn of the twentieth-century. African American, Chinese and other immigrant labourers were exploited in the name of domestic economic development, and overseas, local populations were made into colonial subjects of America. How did the U.S. deal with the paradox of presenting itself as a global power which abhorred slavery, while at the same time failing to deal with forced labour at home? Catherine Armstrong argues that this was done with rhetorical manoeuvres around the definition of slavery. Drawing primarily on representations of slavery in American print culture, this study charts how definitions and depictions of slavery both changed and stayed the same as the nation became a prominent actor on the world stage. In doing so, Armstrong challenges the idea that slavery is a merely historical problem, and shows its relevance in the contemporary world.--
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Armstrong, Catherine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Slaveries since emancipation
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forced labor
  • Forced labor
  • Slavery
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Imperialism
  • Antislavery movements
Label
American slavery, American imperialism : US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914, Catherine Armstrong, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108663908
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Rhetorical Continuum? How Representationsof Antebellum Slavery Endure in Post-War Culture -- Global Contexts: How External Factors Drive US Perceptions of Slavery -- Othering the Slave Owner -- Othering the Enslaved -- Gender and the Rhetoric of Slavery -- Resistance and the Slavery Counter-Narrative
Control code
CR9781108663908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108701914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
American slavery, American imperialism : US perceptions of global servitude, 1870-1914, Catherine Armstrong, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108663908
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Rhetorical Continuum? How Representationsof Antebellum Slavery Endure in Post-War Culture -- Global Contexts: How External Factors Drive US Perceptions of Slavery -- Othering the Slave Owner -- Othering the Enslaved -- Gender and the Rhetoric of Slavery -- Resistance and the Slavery Counter-Narrative
Control code
CR9781108663908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108701914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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