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American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

Amanda Brickell Bellows

Abstract

The abolition of Russian serfdom in 1861 and American slavery in 1865 transformed both nations as Russian peasants and African Americans gained new rights as subjects and citizens. During the second half of the long nineteenth century, Americans and Russians responded to these societal transformations through a fascinating array of new cultural productions. Analyzing portrayals of African Americans and Russian serfs in oil paintings, advertisements, fiction, poetry, and ephemera housed in American and Russian archives, Amanda Brickell Bellows argues that these widely circulated depictions shap ... More

Keywords: slavery, serfdom, freedpeople, peasants, emancipation, abolition, American slavery, Russian serfdom, advertisements, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469655543
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Brickell Bellows, author
The New School