rocheLLe raineri zuck University of Minnesota Duluth review essay Rethinking the Black Atlantic Gallows Literature, Slave Narratives, and Visual Culture In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity Jeannine Marie DeLoMbarD Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012 446 pp. Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas Edited by nicoLe n. aLJoe and ian Finseth Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014 239 pp. Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century JasMine nichoLe cobb New York: New York University Press, 2015 264 pp. While it has been twenty-three years since Paul Gilroy published The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), it remains a touchstone in studies of the African diaspora. Three recent works, Jeannine Marie DeLombard's In the Shadow of the Gallows, Nicole N. Aljoe and Ian Finseth's edited collection Journeys of the Slave Narrative, and Jasmine Nichole Cobb's Picture Freedom, all engage with Gilroy's work and offer fresh perspectives on textual productions by and about people of African descent in the Atlantic world, particularly as they speak to issues of race, subjectivity, and political and social belonging. DeLombard highlights the ways in which Gilroy's concept of the "Black Atlantic"
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