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Title To make their own way in the world : the enduring legacy of the Zealy daguerreotypes / edited by Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, Deborah Willis ; with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Cambridge, MA ; Peabody Museum Press ; New York, NY : Aperture, 2020.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
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Description 485 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Note Essays and photographs from two workshops organized by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to discuss the fifteen daguerreotypes by Joseph T. Zealy discovered at the museum in 1976.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-464) and index.
Summary "To Make Their Own Way in the World is a profound consideration of some of the most challenging images in the early history of photography. The fifteen daguerreotypes-made in 1850 by photographer Joseph T. Zealy portray Alfred, Delia, Drana, Fassena, Jack, Jem, and Renty, men and women of African descent who were enslaved in South Carolina. Since 1976, when the daguerreotypes were rediscovered at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, the photographs have been the subject of intense and widespread study. To Make Their Own Way in the World features essays by prominent scholars who explore topics ranging from the photographs' historical context and the "science" of race to the ways in which photography created a visual narrative of slavery and its effects. Multidisciplinary, deeply collaborative, and with more than two hundred illustrations, including new photography by contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems, this book frames the Zealy daguerreotypes as works of urgent engagement"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Photography in ethnology -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Racism in anthropology -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Monogenism and polygenism -- Congresses.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Added Author Barbash, Ilisa, 1959- editor.
Rogers, Molly, 1967- editor.
Willis, Deborah, 1948- editor.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., other.
Zealy, Joseph T., 1812-1893. Photographs. Selections.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, host institution.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, host institution.
ISBN 9781597114783 (cloth)
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