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Kriz, Kay Dian, 1945-

Slavery, sugar, and the culture of refinement : picturing the British West Indies, 1700-1840 / Kay Dian Kriz.

New Haven : Yale University Press : c2008.
Physical Description:
ix, 284 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Reference Library
N8214.5.W38 K75 2008 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art, British -- 18th century.
Art, British -- 19th century.
Black people in art.
Slavery in art.
Social classes in art.
West Indies, British -- In art.

  • Introduction. Assessing the culture of refinement
  • Curiosities, commodities and transplanted bodies in Hans Sloane's "Natural history of Jamaica"
  • Marketing mulàtresses in Agostino Brunias's West Indian scenes
  • The physiognomy and pathology of "black humor" : caricature and the West Indies on the eve of abolition
  • Making a black folk : Belisario's sketches of character and the performance of "race" and place
  • Torrid zones and detoxified landscapes : picturing Jamaica, 1825-1840.