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Essays and studies, 2007 : Slavery and the cultures of abolition, essays marking the bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807

Author: Brycchan CareyPeter J KitsonMarcus WoodDiana PatonSara SalihAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, ©2007.
Series: Essays and studies 2007 is volume sixty in the new series of essays and studies collected on behalf of the English Association.; Essays and studies (London, England : 1950), v. 60.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 25 March 1807, the bill for the abolition of the slave trade within the British colonies was passed by an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons, becoming law from 1 May. This new collection of essays marks this crucial but conflicted historical moment and its troublesome legacies.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slavery and the cultures of abolition.
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2007
(OCoLC)647516417
Named Person: Frantz Fanon; Jack Mansong; Charlotte Smith; Olaudah Equiano; Henry Smeathman; Caryl Phillips; Frantz Fanon; Jack Mansong; Caryl Phillips; Henry Smeathman; Charlotte Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brycchan Carey; Peter J Kitson; Marcus Wood; Diana Paton; Sara Salih; George Boulukos; Lincoln Shlensky; Deirdre Coleman; Felicity Nussbaum; Gerald M MacLean; Maroula Joannou; English Association.
ISBN: 9781843841203 1843841207
OCLC Number: 124977154
Description: viii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Brycchan Carey and Peter J. Kitson --
Emancipation art, Fanon and the "butchery of freedom" / Marcus Wood --
The afterlives of Three-Fingered Jack / Diana Paton --
Putting down rebellion : witnessing the body of the condemned in abolition-era narratives / Sara Salih --
The horror of hybridity : Enlightenment, anti-slavery and racial disgust in Charlotte Smith's 'Story of Henrietta' (1800) / George Boulukos --
"To rivet and to record" : conversion and collective memory in Equiano's 'Interesting Narrative' / Lincoln Shlensky --
Henry Smeathman and the natural economy of slavery / Deirdre Coleman --
Slavery, blackness and Islam : 'The Arabian Nights' in the eighteenth century / Felicity Nussbaum --
Slavery and sensibility : a historical dilemma / Gerald Maclean --
"Go west, old woman" : the radical re-visioning of slave history in Caryl Phillips's 'Crossing the River' / Maroula Joannou.
Series Title: Essays and studies 2007 is volume sixty in the new series of essays and studies collected on behalf of the English Association.; Essays and studies (London, England : 1950), v. 60.
Other Titles: Slavery and the cultures of abolition, essays marking the bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807
Essays marking the bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807
Responsibility: edited by Brycchan Carey and Peter J. Kitson for the English Association.

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