Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America

By Fox-Amato, Matthew

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9780190663933
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on March 1, 2019  |  Visions of Slavery

In this original, richly illustrated, and brilliant book, Fox-Amato (history, Univ. of Idaho) shows how photography transformed the ways Americans saw slavery, blacks, and ultimately themselves. The author neatly shifts the focus from the photographer to the photographed and back again in revealing the dynamics whereby slaveholders, abolitionists, Union soldiers, and enslaved and free blacks manipulated ima...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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