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Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

2013

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Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History Of The Civil War (Annotated), Shannon Egan Jan 2013

Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History Of The Civil War (Annotated), Shannon Egan

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The preface to the original edition of Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, published in 1866 by Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden asserts, “We proposed at the outset to narrate events just as they occurred; … to praise no man unduly because he strove for the right, to malign no man because he strove for the wrong." The suite of lithographs on display at Schmucker Art Gallery by prominent contemporary African-American artist Kara Walker entitled Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), on loan from the Middlebury College Museum of Art, challenges the truth Guernsey ...