Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

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INDEX
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 169, 171
aesthetics
in African American art and letters, 7–13, 179n.24
African American picture galleries and, 145–168
African American poetics and, 64
“Afric-American Picture Gallery” (Wilson), 12–13, 146–168, 170, 173
African American poetics
black subjectivity and, 126–127
corporeality in, 69–70, 191n.19
dialogical historical approach in, 74
discourse of freedom and, 59–70
double voicing in, 74–76
minstrel music and, 60, 188n.3
mulatta figure in, 69
music and, 59–79
national anthem imagery in, 71–76
national symbolic in, 60, 188n.2
picture galleries and, 145–168
political aesthetics and, 64
rhythm in, 60–79
slavery in, 59–60, 62–79, 188n.3
spirituals and, 96–99, 194n.38
whiteness and, 69–70, 191n.19
Whitman and, 80–99
African Americans
democracy’s alterity and, 1–13
geometry of space for, 104
in Whitman’s “Boston Ballad,” 85–88
Agamben, Giorgio, 140–141
agency
of African American women, 181n.6
alien
Douglass’s concept of, 6, 10
Allen, Richard, 149
Allen, William G., 17, 35
alterity
African Americans and, 1–13
Douglass’s use of, 29–36
“America” (Smith), 74, 192n.42
“America” (Wheatley), 62
America and Other Poems (Whitfield), 74
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 6
American Colonization Society, 6, 116, 152
American Enlightenment, 39
“American Gothic” (Park), 177
American Revolution
in Clotel, 38–39, 49–54
Crispus Attucks iconography and, 161–167, 201n.33
in Douglass’s writing, 29–31, 34
in Watkins Harper’s work, 73–76
in Whitman’s “Boston Ballad,” 84–88
“American Workingmen, versus Slavery” (Whitman), 89
anaphora
Whitman’s use of, 81
Anderson, Benedict, 117
Anderson, Elijah, 5
Andrews, William L., 22
Anglo-African Magazine, 27, 64, 145, 151, 158
Ankersmit, Frank, 142
Anti-Slavery Harp, The (Brown), 59–60, 188n.3
Anti-Slavery Melodies (Lincoln), 60
anti-slavery movement, 30–31
Douglass’s discussion of, 21–24
Watkins Harper’s leadership in, 62–64
Whitman and, 89–93
Wilson and, 199n.3
“Anti-Slavery Movement, The” (Douglass), 182n.22
Appadurai, Arjun, 82
Aristotelian aesthetics
African American poetics and, 64
Arnold, Matthew, 8
Aspiz, Harold, 81
ATLiens (Outkast), 177
At the Cabin Door (Homer), 114
Attucks, Crispus, 161–167, 169, 201n.33

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