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Images of Anarchy: The Natural Condition of Mankind in Political Thought and Discourse
Ioannis Evrigenis, Tufts University
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Images of Anarchy: THe Rhetoric and Scienc e in Hobbes's State of Nature (Book)
Title: Images of Anarchy: THe Rhetoric and Scienc e in Hobbes's State of Nature
Author: Ioannis D. Evrigenis
Abstract: In Notes from a Colored Girl, Karsonya Wise Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis, a freeborn twenty-one-year-old mulatto woman, through a close reading of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores Davis's worldviews and politics, her perceptions of both public and private events, her personal relationships, and her place in Philadelphia's free black community in the nineteenth century.
Notes from a Colored Girl is a unique offering to the fields of history and documentary editing as the book includes both a six-chapter historical reconstruction of Davis's life and a full, heavily annotated edition of her Civil War–era pocket diaries. Drawing on scholarly traditions from history, literature, feminist studies, and sociolinguistics, Whitehead investigates Davis's diary both as a complete literary artifact and in terms of her specific daily entries.
Primary URL: http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2014/7352.html
Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521513722
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes