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Imitation nation : red, white, and blackface in early and Antebellum US literature /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Richards, Jason, 1968- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.