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The Resource Melville and the idea of blackness : race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America, Christopher Freeburg

Melville and the idea of blackness : race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America, Christopher Freeburg

Label
Melville and the idea of blackness : race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America
Title
Melville and the idea of blackness
Title remainder
race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Freeburg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By examining the unique problems that 'blackness' signifies in Moby-Dick, Pierre, 'Benito Cereno' and 'The Encantadas', Christopher Freeburg analyzes how Herman Melville grapples with the social realities of racial difference in nineteenth-century America. Where Melville's critics typically read blackness as either a metaphor for the haunting power of slavery or an allegory of moral evil, Freeburg asserts that blackness functions as the site where Melville correlates the sociopolitical challenges of transatlantic slavery and US colonial expansion with philosophical concerns about mastery. By focusing on Melville's iconic interracial encounters, Freeburg reveals the important role blackness plays in Melville's portrayal of characters' arduous attempts to seize their own destiny, amass scientific knowledge and perfect themselves. A valuable resource for scholars and graduate students in American literature, this text will also appeal to those working in American, African American and postcolonial studies
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Freeburg, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Race relations in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Blacks
Label
Melville and the idea of blackness : race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America, Christopher Freeburg
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Knowing the "bottomless deep": Moby-Dick -- Living "within the maelstrom": Pierre -- Thwarting the "regulated mind": "Benito Cereno" -- Embodying the "assaults of time": "the encantadas."
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ocn812482167
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139526166
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812482167
Label
Melville and the idea of blackness : race and imperialism in nineteenth-century America, Christopher Freeburg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Knowing the "bottomless deep": Moby-Dick -- Living "within the maelstrom": Pierre -- Thwarting the "regulated mind": "Benito Cereno" -- Embodying the "assaults of time": "the encantadas."
Control code
ocn812482167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139526166
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812482167

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