Imitation nation : red, white, and blackface in early and Antebellum US literature /
University of Virginia Press,
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- Introduction: fail in originality, succeed in imitation
- The new republic's two frontiers: redface desire, European mimicry, and Edgar Huntly
- Localizing the early republic: Washington Irving and blackface culture
- Cooper's Anglo-Saxon masquerade: redface, whiteface, and the pioneers
- Blackface minstrelsy and the making of African American selfhood in Uncle Tom's cabin
- Melville's (inter)national burlesque: whiteface, blackface, and "Benito Cereno"
- Blackface violence and the early African American novel
- Epilogue: absorbing mimesis.