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Blind Memory Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America

by Wood, Marcus
Publisher: Routledge
Retail Price: $29.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 041592698X

In the introduction to Blind Memory, author Marcus Wood describes his central theme as involving "the utterly problematic nature of the visual representation of slavery in Europe and North America." Wood explores this subject by dividing the book into four sections that together "examine a set of key sites which purport to describe the experience of slavery": the middle passage; slave flight/escape; popular imagery; slave torture/punishing. More than 150 plates vividly illustrate Wood's scholarly discussion of the slavery regime and resulting attempts to provide emancipation.

review of Blind Memory Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, by Wood, Marcus, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).