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The Resource Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth

Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth

Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture
Title
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Sarah N. Roth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades leading to the Civil War, popular conceptions of African American men shifted dramatically. The savage slave featured in 1830s' novels and stories gave way by the 1850s to the less-threatening humble Black martyr. This radical reshaping of Black masculinity in American culture occurred at the same time that the reading and writing of popular narratives were emerging as largely feminine enterprises. In a society where women wielded little official power, white female authors exalted white femininity, using narrative forms such as autobiographies, novels, short stories, visual images, and plays, by stressing differences that made white women appear superior to male slaves. This book argues that white women, as creators and consumers of popular culture media, played a pivotal role in the demasculinization of Black men during the antebellum period, and consequently had a vital impact on the political landscape of antebellum and Civil War-era America through their powerful influence on popular culture"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Sarah N.
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African American men
  • Women, White
  • African American men in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"The Old Child and the Young One" : The Infantilization of Male Slaves in 1820s Juvenile Literature -- "More Terrible Than the Uncaged Hyena" : The Savage Slave in 1830s Fiction -- "How a Slave Was Made a Man" : Manly Self-Defense in 1840s Slave Narratives -- "Patient Sufferer, Gentle Martyr" : The Self-Sacrificial Uncle Tom -- Impotent Rebels, Heroes, and Martyrs : Anti-Uncle Tom Novels of the 1850s -- "An Intrepid, Dauntless Heroine" : The Displacement of Black Men in 1850s Octoroon Novels -- "We Have Struck for Our Freedom" : The Black Revolutionary in 1850s Radical Abolitionist Fiction -- "Victory!" : The Soldier-Martyr in Civil War Fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17603195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781107043688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870147453
Label
Gender and race in antebellum popular culture, Sarah N. Roth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"The Old Child and the Young One" : The Infantilization of Male Slaves in 1820s Juvenile Literature -- "More Terrible Than the Uncaged Hyena" : The Savage Slave in 1830s Fiction -- "How a Slave Was Made a Man" : Manly Self-Defense in 1840s Slave Narratives -- "Patient Sufferer, Gentle Martyr" : The Self-Sacrificial Uncle Tom -- Impotent Rebels, Heroes, and Martyrs : Anti-Uncle Tom Novels of the 1850s -- "An Intrepid, Dauntless Heroine" : The Displacement of Black Men in 1850s Octoroon Novels -- "We Have Struck for Our Freedom" : The Black Revolutionary in 1850s Radical Abolitionist Fiction -- "Victory!" : The Soldier-Martyr in Civil War Fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17603195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781107043688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870147453

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