By Tracey Jean Boisseau
"... Boisseau recontextualizes U.S. feminism within the cinematic twentieth century. White Queen demanding situations the narratives we now have advised approximately ourselves and illuminates the imperialism and megastar worship that lurks inside of American feminism but today."
—Lee Quinby, Harter Chair, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
May French-Sheldon’s unbelievable public occupation started with an excursion all through East Africa in 1891. She led a wide entourage wearing a protracted, flowing white gown and blonde wig, with a sword and pistol strapped to her aspect. because the "first lady explorer of Africa," she claimed to have encouraged either awe and belief within the Africans she encountered, and as her famous person grew, she reinvented herself as a messenger of civilization and "racial uplift." Tracey Jean Boisseau’s insightful interpreting of the "White Queen" exposes the intertwined connections among renowned notions of yankee feminism, American nationwide identification, and the reorientation of Euro-American imperialism on the flip of the century.