The Resource Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America, Molly Rogers

Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America, Molly Rogers

Label
Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America
Title
Delia's tears
Title remainder
race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Molly Rogers
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1850 seven South Carolina slaves were photographed at the request of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz to provide evidence of the supposed biological inferiority of Africans. Lost for many years, the photographs were rediscovered in the attic of Harvard's Peabody Museum in 1976. In the first narrative history of these images, Molly Rogers tells the story of the photographs, the people they depict, and the men who made and used them. Weaving together the histories of race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America, Rogers explores the invention and uses of photography, the scientific theories the images were intended to support and how these related to the race politics of the time, the meanings that may have been found in the photographs, and the possible reasons why they were "lost" for a century or more. Each image is accompanied by a brief fictional vignette about the subject's life as imagined by Rogers; these portraits bring the seven subjects to life, adding a fascinating human dimension to the historical material
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, Molly
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.S7
LC item number
R64 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
GN 50.4
NLM item number
R728d 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Racism
  • Racism in anthropology
  • United States
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • African Americans
  • Photography
  • Continental Population Groups
  • History, 19th Century
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Political and social views
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Racism in anthropology
  • Slaves
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Label
Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America, Molly Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Foreword / David Blight -- Introduction: Discovery -- A dam'd poor town -- Cotton -- Transformation -- Humbug -- The big fish -- Truth before all -- Storm, blood, and fire -- A positive good -- Niggerology -- Opposite views -- Investigations -- Evidence -- Scientific moonshine -- Epilogue: Revolution
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt5qbdhc
  • F23E706C-4131-47DE-8B35-912A5CA3A3AC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884499522
  • (OCoLC)ocn884499522
Label
Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America, Molly Rogers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Foreword / David Blight -- Introduction: Discovery -- A dam'd poor town -- Cotton -- Transformation -- Humbug -- The big fish -- Truth before all -- Storm, blood, and fire -- A positive good -- Niggerology -- Opposite views -- Investigations -- Evidence -- Scientific moonshine -- Epilogue: Revolution
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt5qbdhc
  • F23E706C-4131-47DE-8B35-912A5CA3A3AC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884499522
  • (OCoLC)ocn884499522

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