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The Resource The peculiar afterlife of slavery : the Chinese worker and the minstrel form, Caroline H. Yang

The peculiar afterlife of slavery : the Chinese worker and the minstrel form, Caroline H. Yang

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The peculiar afterlife of slavery : the Chinese worker and the minstrel form
Title
The peculiar afterlife of slavery
Title remainder
the Chinese worker and the minstrel form
Statement of responsibility
Caroline H. Yang
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery explores how antiblack racism lived on through the figure of the Chinese worker in US literature after emancipation. Drawing out the connections between this liminal figure and the formal aesthetics of blackface minstrelsy in literature of the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction eras, Caroline H. Yang reveals the ways antiblackness structured US cultural production during a crucial moment of reconstructing and re-narrating US empire after the Civil War. Examining texts by major American writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries-including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sui Sin Far, and Charles Chesnutt-Yang traces the intertwined histories of blackface minstrelsy and Chinese labor. Her bold rereading of these authors' contradictory positions on race and labor sees the figure of the Chinese worker as both hiding and making visible the legacy of slavery and antiblackness. Ultimately, The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery shows how the Chinese worker manifests the inextricable links between US literature, slavery, and empire, as well as the indispensable role of antiblackness as a cultural form in the United States
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Midwest
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Yang, Caroline H
Dewey number
813/.395073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Asian America
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  • American literature
  • Foreign workers, Chinese, in literature
  • Minstrels in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The peculiar afterlife of slavery : the Chinese worker and the minstrel form, Caroline H. Yang
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13048251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503612068
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13048251
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13048251
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The peculiar afterlife of slavery : the Chinese worker and the minstrel form, Caroline H. Yang
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13048251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503612068
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13048251
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13048251
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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