In a New Light: Early African American Photography

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Sheehan, T. (2013). In a New Light: Early African American Photography. American Studies, 52(3), 7-26. Retrieved from


This review essay reviews: The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print Culture in the Age of the Daguerreotype, by Marcy J. Dinius; Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, by Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith; Embracing Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body, by Harvey Young; Delia's Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, by Molly Rogers and David W. Blight.

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