Curran, Andrew S. (Author)
This volume examines the Enlightenment-era textualization of the Black African in European thought. Andrew S. Curran rewrites the history of blackness by replicating the practices of eighteenth-century readers. Surveying French and European travelogues, natural histories, works of anatomy, pro- and anti-slavery tracts, philosophical treatises, and literary texts, Curran shows how naturalists and philosophes drew from travel literature to discuss the perceived problem of human blackness within the nascent human sciences, describes how a number of now-forgotten anatomists revolutionized the era's understanding of black Africans, and charts the shift of the slavery debate from the moral, mercantile, and theological realms toward that of the "black body" itself. In tracing this evolution, he shows how blackness changed from a mere descriptor in earlier periods into a thing to be measured, dissected, handled, and often brutalized. Penetrating and comprehensive, The Anatomy of Blackness shows that, far from being a monolithic idea, eighteenth-century Africanist discourse emerged out of a vigorous, varied dialogue that involved missionaries, slavers, colonists, naturalists, anatomists, philosophers, and Africans themselves....More
Review Newberry, George (2013) Review of "The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment". French History (pp. 287-288).
Essay Review Novoa, Adriana (2015) The Intertwined Paths of Science, Slavery, and Race [Review Essay Number 1552123]. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (pp. 348-356).
Review Niekerk, Carl (2012) Review of "The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment". Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (pp. 252-254).
Review Hogarth, Rana Asali (2012) Review of "The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 783-784).
Review Newberry, George (2013) Review of "The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment". French History (p. 287).
Review Hudson, Nicholas (2014) Review of "The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 200-202).
Christopher D. Willoughby;
Pedagogies of the Black Body: Race and Medical Education in the Antebellum United States (/isis/citation/CBB728296810/)
Dissected Limbs and the Integral Body: On Anatomical Wax Models and Medical Moulages (/isis/citation/CBB000500115/)
Making Meaningful Bodies: Physical Appearance in Colonial Writings (/isis/citation/CBB001550525/)
Healing the “African Body” in the Age of Abolition? British Medicine in West Africa, Circa 1800--1860 (/isis/citation/CBB001562764/)
A Triumphant Decline? Tetanus among Slaves and Freeborn in Brazil (/isis/citation/CBB001420623/)
Finseth, Ian Frederick;
Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery, 1770--1860 (/isis/citation/CBB001231161/)
A demografia atlântica dos africanos no Rio de Janeiro, séculos XVII, XVIII e XIX: algumas configurações a partir dos registros eclesiásticos (/isis/citation/CBB001420622/)
Animals Inside. Anatomy, Interiority and Virtue in the Early Modern Dutch Republic (/isis/citation/CBB001220558/)
An Alternative to the Cosmic and Mechanic Metaphors for the Human Body? The House Illustration in Ma'aseh Tuviyah (1708) (/isis/citation/CBB000774860/)
Jonsson, Fredrik Albritton;
Enlightened Hands: Managing Dexterity in British Medicine and Manufactures, 1760--1800 (/isis/citation/CBB000760256/)
Visualizations of the Womb through Tropes, Dissection, and Illustration, circa 1660--1774 (/isis/citation/CBB001022835/)
Lopez Sanchez, Oliva;
De la costilla de Adán al útero de Eva: el cuerpo femenino en el imaginario médico y social del siglo XIX (/isis/citation/CBB001022248/)
Bates, A. W.;
“Indecent and Demoralising Representations”: Public Anatomy Museums in Mid-Victorian England (/isis/citation/CBB000774856/)
Possessing the Dead: The Artful Science of Anatomy (/isis/citation/CBB001033735/)
A papier-maché human anatomical model used in the Madras Medical Establishment in the 1830s (/isis/citation/CBB384593820/)
The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human “Materials” in Modern Medical History (/isis/citation/CBB001200121/)
Art, Anatomy and Eroticism: The Human Body in Japanese Illustrated Books of the Edo Period, 1615--1868 (/isis/citation/CBB001034891/)
Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from 1700 to the Present (/isis/citation/CBB001250854/)
Chelsea L. Berry;
Poisoned Relations: Medicine, Sorcery, and Poison Trials in the Contested Atlantic, 1680-1850 (/isis/citation/CBB410055828/)
Medicating Slavery: Motherhood, Health Care, and Cultural Practices in the African Diaspora (/isis/citation/CBB001560864/)