The Death of Cleopatra / The Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World's Fair

The Death of Cleopatra / The Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World's Fair At Philadelphia&apos;s 1876 Centennial Exhibition, sculptor Edmonia Lewis&apos;s <i>The Death of Cleopatra</i> 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

The Death of Cleopatra / The Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World&apos;s Fair

Biography, Volume 35 (2) – Dec 5, 2012

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University of Hawai'I Press
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0162-4962
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Abstract

At Philadelphia&apos;s 1876 Centennial Exhibition, sculptor Edmonia Lewis&apos;s <i>The Death of Cleopatra</i> 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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Published: Dec 5, 2012

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