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Published: 01 September 2021

368 Pages | 55 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800856820

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Pictures and Power: Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018

Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Bill E. Lawson

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP

  • The first book on Frederick Douglass that traces his appearance in US and transatlantic fine art and mass-produced imagery from 1818, the year of his birth until 2018, his bicentenary
  • This book is published to coincide with the bicentenary of his birth to ask the question, what Frderick Douglass do we need now in a Black Lives Matter era?
  • The first book to examine major as well as minor and even previously unknown paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, prints, murals, and sketches of Frederick Douglass as a household name turned household icon
  • The first book in which scholars draw on unpublished archival materials to do justice not only to Douglass the activist, diplomat, statesman, politician, autobiographer, orator, essayist, historian, memoirist, correspondent, and philosopher but to Douglass the art historian, self-reflexive image-maker and radical theorist
  • The first interdisciplinary volume to situate Douglass's philosophy of art and art-making alongside his visualisation in early cinema, architectural debates and contemporary digital dissemination