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American slavery and Russian serfdom in the post-emancipation imagination / Amanda Brickell Bellows.

Author/Creator:
Bellows, Amanda Brickell, author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Freedmen -- United States -- In mass media -- History -- 19th century.
Peasants -- Russia -- In mass media -- History -- 19th century.
Collective memory -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies.
Collective memory -- Russia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
Serfs -- Emancipation -- Russia.
Collective memory.
Serfs -- Emancipation.
Slaves -- Emancipation.
Russia.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Cross-cultural studies.
History.
Summary:
"The abolition of Russian serfdom in 1861 and American slavery in 1865 transformed both nations as Russian peasants and African Americans gained new rights as subjects and citizens. During the second half of the long nineteenth century, Americans and Russians responded to these societal transformations through a fascinating array of new cultural productions. Analyzing portrayals of African Americans and Russian serfs in oil paintings, advertisements, fiction, poetry, and ephemera housed in American and Russian archives, Amanda Brickell Bellows argues that these widely circulated depictions shaped collective memory of slavery and serfdom, affected the development of national consciousness, and influenced public opinion as peasants and freedpeople strove to exercise their newfound rights"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Radical literature on the eve of emancipations
Popular historical fiction
Illustrated periodicals and lithographs
Oil paintings
Advertisements and ephemera
Literature and visual culture at the turn of the twentieth century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781469655536
1469655535
9781469655543
1469655543
9781469655550
OCLC:
1119476509