Abstract

At Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition, sculptor Edmonia Lewis's The Death of Cleopatra responded to the ambivalent Centennial culture that celebrated one-hundred years of a nation built on founding principles of unity and liberty, but that was haunted by centuries of African slavery, the recent Civil War, and the rapidly failing efforts of Reconstruction.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 318-341
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-05
Open Access
No
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