Egypt Land: Race and Nineteenth-Century American Egyptomania

Egypt Land: Race and Nineteenth-Century American Egyptomania

by Scott Trafton, Trafton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822333627

ISBN-13: 9780822333623

Pub. Date: 11/19/2004

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Explores the relation between nineteenth-century American interest in ancient Egypt in architecture, literature, and science, and the ways Egypt was deployed by advocates for slavery and by African American writers.

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Explores the relation between nineteenth-century American interest in ancient Egypt in architecture, literature, and science, and the ways Egypt was deployed by advocates for slavery and by African American writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822333623
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Series:
New Americanists
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : an inspired frenzy or madness
Introduction : this Egypt of the West : making race and nation along the American Nile1
Ch. 1A veritable he-nigger after all : Egypt, ethnology, and the crises of history41
Ch. 2The Egyptian moment : racial ruptures and the archaeological imaginary85
Ch. 3The curse of the mummy : race, reanimation, and the Egyptian revival121
Ch. 4Undressing Cleopatra : race, sex, and bodily interiority in nineteenth-century American Egyptomania165
Ch. 5Egypt land : slavery, uprising, and signifying the double222

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