Characters of blood : black heroism in the transatlantic imagination /
University of Virginia Press,
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Table of Contents:
- Preface: "Suppose Nat Turner painted?"
- Introduction. "Their names colonized off": remembering and reimagining black heroism
- "I shed my blood": Toussaint Louverture, myth, history, and the transatlantic imagination
- "N.T. 11 11 31": Nathaniel Turner, symbolism, memorialization, and an experimental poetics
- "No right to be a hero": Sengbe Pieh, resistance, representation, and the politics of seeing
- "Tickety-ump-ump-nicky-nacky": re-creating, reknowing, and refiguring sojourner truth
- "A work of art": Frederick Douglass's "living parchments" and "chattel records"
- "I've seen de real ting": Harriet Tubman, performance, and multiple personae
- Conclusion. "Portals, containers, time capsules, and bridges": acts and arts of black heroism in textual and visual archives.