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The Resource The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon

The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon

Label
The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction
Title
The "tragic mulatta" revisited
Title remainder
race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction
Statement of responsibility
Eve Allegra Raimon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raimon, Eve Allegra
Dewey number
813/.3093522
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.R32
LC item number
R35 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Race in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Roman américain
  • Race dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme et littérature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • Mouvements antiesclavagistes dans la littérature
  • Mulâtres dans la littérature
  • Tragique dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Esclavage dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African American women in literature
  • American fiction
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Women in literature
  • United States
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Literatur
  • Sklaverei
  • Rassenfrage
  • USA
Summary expansion
Since its inception, the United States has been intensely preoccupied with interracialism. The concept is embedded everywhere in our social and political fabric, including our sense of national identity. And yet, in both its quantitative and symbolic forms, interracialism remains an extremely elusive phenomenon, causing policy makers and census boards to wrangle over how to delineate it and, on an emblematic level, stirring intense emotions from fear to fascination. In The "Tragic Mulatta" Revisited, Eve Allegra Raimon focuses on the mixed-race female slave in literature, arguing that this figure became a symbolic vehicle for explorations of race and nation-both of which were in crisis in the mid-nineteenth century. At this time, judicial, statutory, social, and scientific debates about the meaning of racial difference (and intermixture) coincided with disputes over frontier expansion, which were never merely about land acquisition but also literally about the "complexion" of that frontier. Embodying both northern and southern ideologies, the "amalgamated" mulatta, the author argues, can be viewed as quintessentially American, a precursor to contemporary motifs of "hybrid" and "mestizo" identities. Where others have focused on the gendered and racially abject position of the "tragic mulatta," Raimon reconsiders texts by such central antislavery writers as Lydia Maria Child, William Wells Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Wilson to suggest that the figure is more usefully examined as a way of understanding the volatile and shifting interface of race and national identity in the antebellum period
Label
The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public poor relief and national belonging in Harriet Wilson's Our nig
  • Coda : the "tragic mulatta" then and now
  • Introduction : reading miscegenation
  • 1.
  • Of romances and republics in Lydia Maria Child's miscegenation fiction
  • 2.
  • Revising the "quadroon narrative" in William Wells Brown's Clotel
  • 3.
  • Resistant Cassys in Richard Hildreth's The slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin
  • 4.
Control code
57663849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813534824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57663849
Label
The "tragic mulatta" revisited : race and nationalism in nineteenth-century antislavery fiction, Eve Allegra Raimon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public poor relief and national belonging in Harriet Wilson's Our nig
  • Coda : the "tragic mulatta" then and now
  • Introduction : reading miscegenation
  • 1.
  • Of romances and republics in Lydia Maria Child's miscegenation fiction
  • 2.
  • Revising the "quadroon narrative" in William Wells Brown's Clotel
  • 3.
  • Resistant Cassys in Richard Hildreth's The slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin
  • 4.
Control code
57663849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813534824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57663849

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