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by Manisha Sinha,Patrick Rael,Professor Richard Newman,Marcus Wood


Wood takes a troubled and troubling look at the iconography inspired by the abolition of slavery across the Atlantic diaspora

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In his tour de force Blind Memory, Marcus Wood read the visual archive of slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain with a closeness and rigor that until then had been applied only to the written texts of that epoch. Wood takes a troubled and troubling look at the iconography inspired by the abolition of slavery across the Atlantic diaspora. Why, he asks, did imagery showing the very instant of the birth of black slave freedom invariably personify Liberty as a white woman?

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The Horrible Gift of Freedom : Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation. Blind Memory changed the way we look at everything from a Turner seascape to a crude woodcut in a runaway slave advertisement  .

Horrible Gift is therefore a more repetitive exercise than Wood’s previous book on the representation of Atlantic slavery, Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, 1780–1865 (Manchester, 2000). Horrible Gift has no major counterweights, such as Joseph Mallord William Turner’s masterpiece Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and the Dying, which Wood defended eloquently against recent criticisms that it failed to represent the victims themselves.

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Marcus Wood follows up Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, 1780-1865 (2000), his close, critical reading of the pictorial images that accompanied slavery's apogee in the British Atlantic world, with a provocative yet persuasive analysis of ho. .

Marcus Wood follows up Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, 1780-1865 (2000), his close, critical reading of the pictorial images that accompanied slavery's apogee in the British Atlantic world, with a provocative yet persuasive analysis of how propagandistic "fantasies of whitecontrolled emancipation" (237) have dominated the remembrance of the slave trade and slavery since their.

Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900. 082033426X, 0820334278 . Library availability.

Atlantic slavery and the representation of emancipation. Includes bibliographical references and index. Published 2010 by University of Georgia Press in Athens. Stamping out the memory of slavery : the 2007 commemoratives and philatelic approaches to bondage and freedom. Supine in perpetuity : the description of the Brookes in 2007. The horrible gift of freedom and the 1807/2007 bicentennial. A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publications"-T. Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900, Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.

His books include Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North and African-American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North. Rael is an Organization of American Historians distinguished lecturer, 2010-2015.

In his tour de force Blind Memory, Marcus Wood read the visual archive of slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain with a closeness and rigor that until then had been applied only to the written texts of that epoch. Blind Memory changed the way we look at everything from a Turner seascape to a crude woodcut in a runaway slave advertisement. The Horrible Gift of Freedom brings the same degree of rigor to an analysis of the visual culture of Atlantic emancipation.

Wood takes a troubled and troubling look at the iconography inspired by the abolition of slavery across the Atlantic diaspora. Why, he asks, did imagery showing the very instant of the birth of black slave freedom invariably personify Liberty as a white woman? Where did the image of the enchained kneeling slave, ubiquitous in abolitionist visual culture on both sides of the Atlantic, come from? And, most important, why was freedom invariably depicted as a gift from white people to black people? In order to assess what the inheritance of emancipation imagery means now and to speculate about where it may travel in the future, Wood spends the latter parts of this book looking at the 2007 bicentenary of the 1807 Slave Trade Abolition Act. In this context a provocative range of material is analyzed including commemorative postage stamps, museum exhibits, street performances, religious ceremonies, political protests, and popular film.

By taking a new look at the role of the visual arts in promoting the “great emancipation swindle,” Wood brings into the open the manner in which the slave power and its inheritors have single-mindedly focused on celebratory cultural myths that function to diminish both white culpability and black outrage. This book demands that the living lies developed around the memory of the emancipation moment in Europe and America need to be not only reassessed but demolished.

The Horrible Gift of Freedom: Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900 Ser.) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0820334264

ISBN: 082033426X

Author: Manisha Sinha,Patrick Rael,Professor Richard Newman,Marcus Wood

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Sociology

Language: English

Publisher: University of Georgia Press (February 15, 2010)

Pages: 516 pages

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This book exposes the thought process of the emancipationists of freedom as being a gift which they gave to former slaves. He then contends, with some success, that in viewing freedom as a gift rather than a right, the liberated were oppressed in other manners. It also contends that abolitionist propaganda, such as an iconic figure of a slave kneeling in chains, with the words, "Am I not a man and brother" led to a paternalistic attitude towards the newly freed.

One of the flaws of the book is that it at times, strip historical context from what is being discussed.
Bort
This book exposes the thought process of the emancipationists of freedom as being a gift which they gave to former slaves. He then contends, with some success, that in viewing freedom as a gift rather than a right, the liberated were oppressed in other manners. It also contends that abolitionist propaganda, such as an iconic figure of a slave kneeling in chains, with the words, "Am I not a man and brother" led to a paternalistic attitude towards the newly freed.

One of the flaws of the book is that it at times, strip historical context from what is being discussed.
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It was a gift for my bother who is a history buff. I glanced thru it and what I read was amazing.
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It was a gift for my bother who is a history buff. I glanced thru it and what I read was amazing.