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On to Liberty

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Description: On to Liberty
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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
There are many and obvious similarities between European and American, especially British and North American, literary and visual images of blacks. Ever since the eighteenth century there had been a transatlantic interchange of writings about slavery ...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.167-222
Description: Picturing a Nation: Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America
~~Before we, too, abandon Ariadne on her desert isle, let us pause to consider her as the foundation of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. The future wife of Bacchus, nature god of wine and revelry, Ariadne, in all her sumptuous availability, is the trope of bountiful America ready for the taking. Such availability, in...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.55-105

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