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Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination

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More than forty years after the major victories of the civil rights movement, African Americans have a vexed relation to the civic myth of the United States as the land of equal opportunity and justice for all. In Sites of Slavery Salamishah Tillet examines how contemporary African American artists and intellectualsandmdash;including Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walkerandmdash;turn to the subject of slavery in order to understand and challenge the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from the founding narratives of the United States. She explains how they reconstruct andquot;sites of slaveryandquot;andmdash;contested figures, events, memories, locations, and experiences related to chattel slaveryandmdash;such as the allegations of a sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, the characters Uncle Tom and Topsy in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, African American tourism to slave forts in Ghana and Senegal, and the legal challenges posed by reparations movements. By claiming and recasting these sites of slavery, contemporary artists and intellectuals provide slaves with an interiority and subjectivity denied them in American history, register the civic estrangement experienced by African Americans in the postandndash;civil rights era, and envision a more fully realized American democracy.

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In Sites of Slavery Salamishah Tillet examines how contemporary African American artists and intellectualsand#8212;including Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walkerand#8212;turn to the subject of slavery in order to understand and challenge the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from the founding narratives of the United States.

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Salamishah Tillet is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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ISBN:
9780822352617
Author:
Tillet, Salamishah
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 illustrations
Pages:
248

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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In Sites of Slavery Salamishah Tillet examines how contemporary African American artists and intellectualsand#8212;including Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walkerand#8212;turn to the subject of slavery in order to understand and challenge the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from the founding narratives of the United States.
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