The unfinished manuscript of literary and cultural theorist Lindon Barrett, this study offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the mercantile capitalist system of Euro-American colonial imperialism was constitutive of Western modernity. Masterfully connecting historical systems of racial slavery to post-Enlightenment modernity, this pathbreaking publication shows how Western modernity depended on a particular conception of racism contested by African American writers and intellectuals from the eighteenth century to the Harlem Renaissance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||University of Illinois Press|
|Number of pages||244|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Social Sciences(all)