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Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

Abstract

The fight for racial equality in the nineteenth century played out not only in marches and political conventions but also in the print and visual culture created and disseminated throughout the United States by African Americans. Advances in visual technologies--daguerreotypes, lithographs, cartes de visite, and steam printing presses--enabled people to see and participate in social reform movements in new ways. African American activists seized these opportunities and produced images that advanced campaigns for black rights. In this book, Aston Gonzalez charts the changing roles of African Am ... More

Keywords: African American, Visual culture, slavery, racial equality, nineteenth century, Citizenship, Activist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469659961
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659961.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aston Gonzalez, author
Salisbury University