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By Ivy G. Wilson

Specters of Democracy examines how figurations of blackness have been used to light up the fraught courting among citizenship, equality, and democracy within the antebellum united states via shut readings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Walt Whitman (on aurality), and Herman Melville, William J. Wilson, and a bunch of style painters (on visuality), the e-book unearths how the tricky initiatives of representing African Americans-both enslaved and free-in creative expression was once a part of a bigger difficulty pertaining to consultant democracy itself.

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