Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 May 2019

360 Pages | 105 color illustrations


ISBN: 9780190663933

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Exposing Slavery

Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America

Matthew Fox-Amato

  • Develops a sophisticated argument about slavery, politics, and the visual culture based on a wealth of rarely-seen photographs
  • Analyzes photos of whites and blacks, free and enslaved, before and during the Civil War
  • Draws on 19th century archival letters to discuss the making of photographs and their role in American culturel