Characters of blood : black heroism in the transatlantic imagination /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bernier, Celeste-Marie.
Format: Book
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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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.