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- DescriptionThe Eighteenth Century features a rich collection of images of Africans representing slavery's apogee and the beginnings of abolition. Old visual tropes of a master with adoring black slave gave way to depictions of Africans as victims and individuals, while at the same time the intellectual foundations of scientific racism were established.
- Author BiographyDavid Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and is the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication04/10/2011
- GenreFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Belknap Press
- Content Note254 color illustrations, 40 halftones
- Weight2136 g
- Width254 mm
- Height285 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byDavid Bindman,Henry Louis Gates
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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