The President's Other Daughter: Racialized Immunity and Biopolitical Abolitionism in Clotel

Emily Waples

Hiram College

Emily Waples is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College, where she teaches courses on literature, bioethics, and health and social justice.


Waples’s paper shifts our focus to health and illness. As many scholars have observed, William Wells Brown’s description of a fictional yellow epidemic in Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter (1853) reproduces nearly... [ view full abstract ]


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