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Complexion of Race : Categories of Difference in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

Author: Roxann Wheeler
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
Series: New cultural studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Complexion of Race marks a decisive break with literary history's binary version of eighteenth-century British radical thought."--Journal of Social History.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wheeler, Roxann.
Complexion of race.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00025539
(OCoLC)43562120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roxann Wheeler
ISBN: 1283210622 9781283210621 081223541X 9780812235418 0812217225 9780812217223 9780812200140 0812200144
OCLC Number: 748533279
Description: 1 online resource (x, 371 pages).
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction. The Empire of Climate: Categories of Race in Eighteenth-Century Britain 1. Christians, Savages, and Slaves: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic 2. Racializing Civility: Violence and Trade in Africa 3. Romanticizing Racial Difference: Benevolent Subordination and the Midcentury Novel 4. Consuming Englishness: On the Margins of Civil Society 5. The Politicization of Race: The Specter of the Colonies in Britain Epilogue. Theorizing Race and Racism in the Eighteenth Century Notes Index Acknowledgments
Series Title: New cultural studies.
Responsibility: Roxann Wheeler.

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