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Performing anti-slavery :activist women on antebellum stages /Gay Gibson Cima.

Collection Type
Cima, Gay Gibson, 1948- author.
"In Performing Anti-Slavery, Gay Gibson Cima reimagines the connection between the self and the other within activist performance, providing fascinating new insights into women's nineteenth-century reform efforts, revising the history of abolition, and illuminating an affective repertoire that haunts both present-day theatrical stages and anti-trafficking organizations. Cima argues that black and white American women in the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement transformed mainstream performance practices into successful activism. In family circles, literary associations, religious gatherings, and transatlantic anti-slavery societies, women debated activist performance strategies across racial and religious differences: they staged abolitionist dialogues, recited anti-slavery poems, gave speeches, shared narratives, and published essays. Drawing on liberal religious traditions as well as the Eastern notion of transmigration, Elizabeth Chandler, Sarah Forten, Maria W. Stewart, Sarah Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Ellen Craft and others forged activist pathways that reverberate to this day"-- Provided by publisher.
xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Complimentary copy, 2014.
Historic New England image on pg. 98.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1107060893 (hardback)
9781107060890 (hardback)
Call Number
Stacks E449.C567 2014
Descriptive terms
Antislavery movements History 19th century.
DRAMA / American.
Social reformers History 19th century.
Women Political activity History 19th century.
Women abolitionists History 19th century.
United States