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Jane Austen in the context of abolition : "a fling at the slave trade"

Author: Gabrielle D V White
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book argues that, amongst their other riches, Jane Austen's final three novels presuppose Britain's outlawing of its transatlantic slave trade in 1807. The book takes as a keynote William Cowper's question: 'We have no slaves at home - then why abroad?' Jane Austen's later fiction was written during the first decade of an interim period following the 1807 Abolition. It would be over sixteen years after her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle D V White
ISBN: 1403991219 9781403991218
OCLC Number: 59011607
Description: ix, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'We have no slaves at home --
then why abroad?' --
2. Mansfield Park : absenteeism, autonomy and the slave trade --
3. Emma : autonomy and abolition --
4. Persuasion : radical change and the royal navy --
5. Some philosophers on race and slavery : opposing viewpoints --
6. Abolitionist influences on Jane Austen : some possibilities --
7. Conclusion --
App. 1. On colonization : Samuel Johnson, The idler, 1759 --
App. 2. Argument against slavery : Samuel Johnson, 1777 --
App. 3. William Cowper's 1785 The task : extract quoted by Thomas Clarkson 1807.
Responsibility: Gabrielle D.V. White.
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This wide-ranging and convincingly argued study looks at the issues of and attitudes towards slavery in Jane Austen's later novels and culture, and argues against Edward Said's critique of Jane  Read more...

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