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Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Britain and Its Colonies, 1760-1838 Hardcover – 1 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: AIAA; 2004 edition (1 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403916470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403916471
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
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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

About the Author

BRYCCHAN CAREY is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University in London. A specialist in the literature and culture of slavery and abolition, his publications include articles in the British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies and The Age of Johnson.

MARKMAN ELLIS is Reader in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The Politics of Sensibility (1996), The History of Gothic Fiction (2000) and several articles on literature and slavery. He is currently completing a cultural history of the coffee-house.

SARA SALIH is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the editor of The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave (2000) and Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands. She has also written Judith Butler (2002) and The Judith Butler Reader (2003), and is currently working on representations of 'mixed' women in Jamaica and England from the eighteenth century to the present day.

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