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

@article{Gold2012TheDO,
  title={The Death of Cleopatra / The Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World's Fair},
  author={Susanna W. Gold},
  journal={Biography},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={318 - 341}
}
At Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition, sculptor Edmonia Lewis's The Death of Cleopatra 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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