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The Resource Dark Victorians, Vanessa D. Dickerson

Dark Victorians, Vanessa D. Dickerson

Label
Dark Victorians
Title
Dark Victorians
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa D. Dickerson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dark Victorians illuminates the cross-cultural influences between white Britons and black Americans during the Victorian age. In carefully analyzing literature and travel narratives by Ida B. Wells, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Carlyle, W. E. B. DuBois, and others, Vanessa D. Dickerson reveals the profound political, racial, and rhetorical exchanges between the groups. Evoking moral and political debates of the Victorian age, this study investigates how African Americans and Britons perceived each other. Black America's romance with Victorian Britain and Britons' knowledge of black American, Dickerson argues, was largely the result of travelers who crossed the Atlantic and then shared their experiences - often by publishing them in nonfictional or fictional forms - with their compatriots." "From nineteenth-century black nationalist David Walker, who urged emigrating African Americans to turn to England, to twentieth-century writer Maya Angelou, who recalls how those she knew in her childhood aspired to Victorian ideas of conduct, black Americans have consistently embraced Victorian England. In tracing the origins of this connection, Dark Victorians considers how philanthropic and abolitionist Victorian discourse influenced black identity and racism in America and how Britons negotiated their support of African Americans with the controlling policies they used to govern a growing empire of dark-skinned peoples."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickerson, Vanessa D.
Dewey number
305.800941
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.D53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Carlyle, Thomas
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • British
  • Transnationalism
  • Great Britain
Label
Dark Victorians, Vanessa D. Dickerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163592995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780252032561
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)163592995
Label
Dark Victorians, Vanessa D. Dickerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163592995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780252032561
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)163592995

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