The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900

  • Kimberly Anne Coles
  • Ralph Bauer
  • Zita Nunes
  • Carla L. Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kimberly Anne Coles, Ralph Bauer, Carla L. Peterson, Zita Nunes
      Pages 1-22
  3. Race and Stock

  4. Moral Constitution

  5. Medicalizing the Political Body

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-274

About this book


The essays of this collection explore how ideas about 'blood' in science and literature have supported, at various points in history and in various places in the circum-Atlantic world, fantasies of human embodiment and human difference that serve to naturalize existing hierarchies.


Race blood human difference science literature humor humoral civil war England history Judaism reform

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly Anne Coles
    • 1
  • Ralph Bauer
    • 1
  • Zita Nunes
    • 1
  • Carla L. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of English, University of MarylandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46395-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33821-1
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