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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-294254

Description

xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm, "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Antislavery movements History 19th century.
Women abolitionists History 19th century.
Women Political activity History 19th century.
Social reformers History 19th century.
DRAMA / American.

Originator

Cima, Gay Gibson, 1948- author.

Description

xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complimentary copy, 2014.
Historic New England image on pg. 98.

ISBN

9781107060890 (hardback)
1107060893 (hardback)

Call Number

Stacks E449.C567 2014

Places

United States