Barbaric traffic : commerce and antislavery in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Barbaric traffic : commerce and antislavery in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world

Author: Philip Gould
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
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"When eighteenth century antislavery writers attacked the slave trade as "barbaric traffic"--A practice that would corrupt the mien and manners of Anglo-American culture to its core - they expressed a moral uncertainty about the nature of commercial capitalism. A major work of cultural criticism, Barbaric Traffic constitutes a rethinking of the fundamental agenda of antislavery writing from pre-revolutionary America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gould, Philip, 1960-
Barbaric traffic.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607053202
Online version:
Gould, Philip, 1960-
Barbaric traffic.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607914122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gould
ISBN: 067401166X 9780674011663
OCLC Number: 51878852
Awards: Nominated for American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 2004
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2004
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History 2004
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2004
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2004
Nominated for Jacques Barzun Prize 2003
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2004
Nominated for Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2004
Description: viii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Commercial Jeremiad --
2. The Poetics of Antislavery --
3. American Slaves in North Africa --
4. Liberty, Slavery, and Black Atlantic Autobiography --
5. Yellow Fever and the Black Market.
Responsibility: Philip Gould.
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Studying the rhetoric of antislavery genres, Gould exposes the relation between antislavery writings and commercial capitalism. By distinguishing between good commerce-the importing of commodities  Read more...

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This is a very important book which convincingly rethinks the fundamental agenda of Anglo-American anti-slavery literature from 1775 to 1808 (the end of the British slave trade). This is no small Read more...

 
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