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Title Pictures and progress : early photography and the making of African American identity / edited by Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith.
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  TR23 .P53 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 387 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: pictures and progress / Maurice Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith -- "A More Perfect Likeness" : Frederick Douglass and the image of the nation / Laura Wexler -- "Rightly viewed" : theorizations of self in Frederick Douglass's lecture on pictures / Ginger Hill -- Shadow and substance : Sojourner Truth in black and white / Augusta Rohrbach -- Snapshot 1. unredeemed realities: Augustus Washington / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Mulatta obscura : camera tactics and Linda Brent / Michael Chaney -- Who's your mama? : "white" mulatta genealogies, early photography, and anti-passing narratives of slavery and freedom / P. Gabrielle Foreman -- Out from behind the mask : Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Hampton Institute Camera Club, and photographic performance of identity / Ray Sapirstein -- Snapshot 2. reproducing black masculinity : Thomas Askew / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Louis Agassiz and the American school of ethnoeroticism : polygenesis, pornography, and other "perfidious influences" / Suzanne Schneider -- Framing the black soldier : image, uplift, and the duplicity of pictures / Maurice Wallace -- Snapshot 3. unfixing the frame(-up): A. P. Bedou / Shawn Michelle Smith -- "Looking at one's self through the eyes of others" : W. E. B. Du Bois's photographs for the 1900 Paris Exposition / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Ida B. Wells and the shadow archive / Leigh Raiford -- Snapshot 4. the photographer's touch : J. P. Ball / Shawn Michelle Smith -- No more auction block for me! / Cheryl Finley.
Subject African Americans -- Portraits -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Race identity -- History -- 19th century.
Related Names Wallace, Maurice O. (Maurice Orlando), 1967-
Smith, Shawn Michelle, 1965-
ISBN 9780822350675 (cloth : alk. paper)
082235067X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822350859 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822350858 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 757935713