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Black Milk: Imagining Slavery in the Visual Cultures of Brazil and America

Marcus Wood


This book provides an in-depth analysis of the visual archives that effloresced around slavery in Brazil and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In its latter stages, the book also explores the very different ways in which the museum cultures of North America and Brazil have constructed slavery over the last hundred years. The book forces the vast visual archives generated within the two greatest Nations of the Atlantic slave Diaspora to talk to each other, historically, creatively, and emotionally, for the first time. Working through comparative close readings of a myria ... More

Keywords: slavery, print-satire, the romantic-sketch, photography, daguerreotype, museum-cultures, trauma and representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus Wood, author
Professor of English, University of Sussex