Coverart for item
The Resource Empire of ruin : black classicism and American imperial culture, John Levi Barnard

Empire of ruin : black classicism and American imperial culture, John Levi Barnard

Label
Empire of ruin : black classicism and American imperial culture
Title
Empire of ruin
Title remainder
black classicism and American imperial culture
Statement of responsibility
John Levi Barnard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Empire of Ruin traces the cultural history and reception of the classical tradition in African American cultural production. While the classical tradition has provided a repository of ideas that have allowed white American elites to conceive of the nation as an ideal Republic, Empire of Ruin offers a critical counter-narrative, showing how African American writers, artists, and activists have characterized this as emblematic of a national commitment to an economy of enslavement and a geopolitical project of empire
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, John Levi,
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Classicism in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • African Americans
Label
Empire of ruin : black classicism and American imperial culture, John Levi Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Cover; Empire of Ruin; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Black Classicism in the American Empire; 1. Phillis Wheatley and the Affairs of State; 2. In Plain Sight: Slavery and the Architecture of Democracy; 3. Ancient History, American Time: Charles Chesnutt and the Sites of Memory; 4. Crumbling into Dust: Conjure and the Ruins of Empire; 5. National Monuments and the Residue of History; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn988168054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190663605
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988168054
Label
Empire of ruin : black classicism and American imperial culture, John Levi Barnard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Cover; Empire of Ruin; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Black Classicism in the American Empire; 1. Phillis Wheatley and the Affairs of State; 2. In Plain Sight: Slavery and the Architecture of Democracy; 3. Ancient History, American Time: Charles Chesnutt and the Sites of Memory; 4. Crumbling into Dust: Conjure and the Ruins of Empire; 5. National Monuments and the Residue of History; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn988168054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190663605
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988168054

Library Locations

    • InternetBorrow it
      Albany, Auckland, 0632, NZ
Processing Feedback ...