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Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems About Slavery,1660-1810 Paperback – 1 Mar 2005

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  • Paperback: 722 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (1 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300107579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300107579
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 5.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,645,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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0;An astounding literary and editorial achievement.1;2;David Blight, Yale University


0;Comprehensive. . . . The illuminating introduction . . . sets forth, economically and helpfully, the larger historical context (material, religious, legal, political) that gave rise to these poems. . . . [Basker7;s] list of bibliographical sources . . . makes the book of permanent scholarly value. . . . The historical interest [of Amazing Grace] is exceptional.1;2;Helen Vendler, "New Republic"


An astounding literary and editorial achievement. David Blight, Yale University
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Comprehensive. . . . The illuminating introduction . . . sets forth, economically and helpfully, the larger historical context (material, religious, legal, political) that gave rise to these poems. . . . [Basker s] list of bibliographical sources . . . makes the book of permanent scholarly value. . . . The historical interest [of Amazing Grace] is exceptional. Helen Vendler, "New Republic"
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"An astounding literary and editorial achievement."--David Blight, Yale University


"Comprehensive. . . . The illuminating introduction . . . sets forth, economically and helpfully, the larger historical context (material, religious, legal, political) that gave rise to these poems. . . . [Basker's] list of bibliographical sources . . . makes the book of permanent scholarly value. . . . The historical interest [of Amazing Grace] is exceptional."--Helen Vendler, New Republic


"The most definitive collection of anti-slavery sentiment in verse yet compiled, essential reading for historians and literary critics alike. . . . A major contribution."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

About the Author

James G. Basker is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English, Barnard College, Columbia University.


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