Archive for: Companion Reading for the JER

The Language of Race in Early America

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Alexander Boulton considers the evolution of language and its impact on ideas of race during the Revolutionary era.
Print of a room full of men in 18th century dress sitting at desks deliberating the constitution.
A miniature portrait of a thin white man with dark hair wearing a formal black coat and a white shirt with a high collar.
A line drawing of a large building set back from a grassy waterfront with small figures moving about in the foreground.
Tinted lithograph of a blacksmith in a bowler hat in his shop striking iron on the anvil while a boy works the bellows and another man shoes a horse
An engraving of a man bound, blindfolded, and seated in a chair facing a firing squad, with a priest on one side of him and a solider on the other.
Black and white aerial photograph of a brand new sprawling subdivision
A round printed emblem with an enslaved woman kneeling with her wrists shackled and the words "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister"
A modified early 19th century cartoon of a sailor standing on a dirt road. He has a question mark over his face and his speech bubbles says "Are you looking for me?"
A grayscale photo of an old portrait of James D'Wolf
An image of a legal form, partly printed and partly handwritten, with a seal in the lower right corner.
A lithograph of a girl about 10 years old sitting and holding a small chalkboard for doing figures.
Engraving showing a bird's-eye view of Eastern State Penitentiary from 1855