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African-British writings in the eighteenth century : the politics of race and reason

Author: Helena Woodard
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Contributions to the study of world literature, no. 94.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing specifically on British literature, this text illuminates how society viewed blacks during the 18th century. Discussion of canonical writers such as Pope, Swift and Sterne, feature alongside works by African-British writers.
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Woodard, Helena, 1953-
African-British writings in the eighteenth century.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607227174
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Woodard
ISBN: 031330680X 9780313306808
OCLC Number: 38853821
Description: xxiii, 180 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Reading Pope/reasoning race: Enlightenment humanism and the Chain's discursive legacy --
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw and Ottobah Cugoano: perspectives on a theological chain --
Ignatius Sancho and Laurence Sterne: The measure of benevolence and the "Cult of Sensibility" --
Dampier's Hottentots, Swift's Yahoos, and Equiano's Ibos: imagining Blackness in a colonialist discourse --
Reading The history of Mary Prince: the politics of race and gender.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world literature, no. 94.
Responsibility: Helena Woodard.
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