The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (Hardback)Stephen M. Best (author)
Hardback 376 Pages
'The Fugitive's Properties' uncovers a poetics of intangible, personified property emerging out of antebellum laws, circulating through key 19th century works of literature, and informing cultural forms such as blackface minstrel performance and early race films.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
"The Fugitive's Properties explores how nineteenth-century property law informed the history of race relations in the United States. Stephen Best shows how conceptions of slave property and personhood travel across time to unrelated aesthetic and cultural realms. This entirely new approach to the study of law and literature will dramatically reconfigure black cultural studies." - Susan Gillman, University of California, Santa Cruz"
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