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Genius in bondage : literature of the early Black Atlantic

Author: Vincent Carretta; Philip Gould
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There was an active transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. This book situates this literature in its own historical terms. It addresses the shifting meanings of race and gender  Read more...

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Named Person: Olaudah Equiano; Briton Hammon; Phillis Wheatley; Ignatius Sancho
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Carretta; Philip Gould
ISBN: 0813122031 9780813122038
OCLC Number: 46918056
Description: 272 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Betrayed by some of my own complexion : Cugoano, abolition, and the contemporary language of racialism / Roxanne Wheeler --
Race, redemption, and captivity in the narratives of Briton Hammon and John Marrant / Karen A. Weyler --
Being a man : Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho / Felcity A. Nussbaum --
Volatile subjects : the history of Mary Prince / Gillian Whitlock --
Letters of the old Calibar slave trade, 1760-1789 / Paul E. Lovejoy and David Richardson --
Remarkable liberty : language and identity in eighteenth-century Black autobiography / Philip Gould --
Property of author : Olaudah Equiano's place in the history of the book / Vincent Carretta --
Surprizing deliverance? : slavery and freedom, language, and identity in the narrative of Briton Hammon, a Negro man / Robert Desrochers, Jr. --
On her own footing : Phillis Wheatley in freedom / Frank Shuffelton --
Thou hast the holy word : Jupiter Hammon's "regards" to Phillis Wheatley / Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy --
Ignatius Sancho's letters : sentimental libertinism and the politics of form / Markman Ellis --
Benjamin Banneker's revision of Thomas Jefferson : conscience versus science in the early American antislavery debate / William L. Andrews --
Fifth of July : Nathaniel Paul and the construction of Black nationalism / Robert S. Levine.
Responsibility: edited by Vincent Carretta and Philip Gould.

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