Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index.
Prologue: the reproduction of the author -- Strange developments: photography's autobiography -- Like iodine to light: Emerson's photographic thinking -- Pencil of nature: Thoreau's photographic register -- Pictures in progress: the claims of Frederick Douglass, photographically considered -- Specimen daze: Whitman's photobiography -- Epilogue: future readers.
"Examines works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman to explore how the emergence of photography in the mid-nineteenth century transformed their ideas, how photography mediated their conceptions of self-representation, and how their appropriation of photographic thinking created a new kind of autobiography"--Provided by publisher.
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