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Discourses of Slavery and Abolition : Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838 - Markman Ellis

Discourses of Slavery and Abolition

Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838

By: Markman Ellis (Editor), Sara Salih (Editor), Brycchan Carey (Editor)

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Discourses of Slavery and Abolition brings together for the first time the most important strands of current thinking on the relationship between slavery and categories of writing, oratory and visual culture in the 'long' Eighteenth Century. The book begins by examining writing about slavery and race by both philosophers and by authors such as Aphra Behn. It considers self representation in the works of Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, James Williams and Mary Prince. The final section reads literary and cultural texts associated with the abolition movements of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, moving beyond traditional accounts of the documents of that movement to show the importance of religious writing, children's literature, and the relationship between art and abolition. FRANCES BOTKIN Assistant Professor of English, Towson University, Baltimore, USA DEIRDRE COLEMAN Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Sydney, Australia LEO COSTELLO Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA PETER KITSON Professor of English, University of Dundee, UK DIANA PATON Lecturer in Caribbean History, University of Newcastle, UK JOHANNA M. SMITH Associate Professor of English, University of Texas - Arlington, USA MARK STEIN Junior Professor of Theories of Non-European Literatures and Cultures, Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany BOB TENNANT Elected official of the British Transport and General Workers Union and Political Journalist CANDACE WARD Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA SUE WISEMAN Reader in Early Modern Studies, Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Discourses of Slaveryp. 9
'Candid Reflections': The Idea of Race in the Debate over the Slave Trade and Slavery in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuryp. 11
Abolishing Romance: Representing Rape in Oroonokop. 26
'Incessant Labour': Georgic Poetry and the Problem of Slaveryp. 45
Sensibility, Tropical Disease, and the Eighteenth-Century Sentimental Novelp. 63
Slavery from Withinp. 79
'The Hellish Means of Killing and Kidnapping': Ignatius Sancho and the Campaign against the 'Abominable Traffic for Slaves'p. 81
Who's Afraid of Cannibals? Some Uses of the Cannibalism Trope in Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrativep. 96
'From His Own Lips': The Politics of Authenticity in A Narrative of Events since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaicap. 108
The History of Mary Prince, the Black Subject, and the Black Canonp. 123
Discourses of Abolitionp. 139
Henry Smeathman, the Fly-Catching Abolitionistp. 141
Sentiment, Politics, and Empire: A Study of Beilby Porteus's Anti-Slavery Sermonp. 158
Slavery, Abolition, and the Nation in Priscilla Wakefield's Tour Books for Childrenp. 175
Questioning the 'Necessary Order of Things': Maria Edgeworth's 'The Grateful Negro', Plantation Slavery, and the Abolition of the Slave Tradep. 194
Turner's The Slave Ship (1840): Towards a Dialectical History Paintingp. 209
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9781403916471
ISBN-10: 1403916470
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 25th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1