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'Malleable at the European Will' : British Discourse on Slavery (1784-1824) and the Image of Africans

Author: Helmut Meier
Publisher: Stuttgart : Ibidem Press, [2019]
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Helmut Meier analyzes the image of Africans in pro- and anti-slavery texts from the British debate on the slave trade. He argues that by portraying African slaves as suffering wretches, anti-slavery  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Meier
ISBN: 9783838272733 3838272730
OCLC Number: 1090240115
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology; 2.1 CDA; 2.2 Post‐Colonial Reading and Concepts; 2.3 Post‐humanism and Agamben; 2.4 Race; 2.5 QDA Software; 2.5.1 Codes; 2.5.2 Memos; 2.5.3 Retrieval; 2.6 Corpus Linguistics; 3 Historical Context, Key Events and Discursive Events; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The "Original State of Mankind"; 3.3 Biblical Events; 3.4 Greco‐Roman Antiquity; 3.4.1 Authority of the Ancients; 3.4.2 Slaves in Antiquity; 3.4.2.1 Greek Slaves; 3.4.2.2 Roman Slaves; 3.4.3 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; 3.5 Middle Ages and Feudalism; 3.6 Orient versus Occident 3.6.1 Islam as the Ultimate Other3.6.2 Arabic Slave Trade; 3.6.3 Islamic Influence in Africa as "Some Feeble Light"; 3.7 Modernity and the Atlantic System; 3.7.1 African History; 3.7.2 Slave Trade and Abolition; 3.7.3 British History; 3.7.4 The American Revolution; 3.7.5 History of the Caribbean Islands; 3.7.6 Larger Historical Context-British and European History; 3.8 Conclusion; 4 The Discourse on Slavery; 4.1 Corpus‐based Appreciation of the Discourse as a Whole; 4.1.1 The Ten Most Frequent Nouns; 4.1.2 Thematic Selection from the 150 Most Frequent Nouns; 4.2 James Ramsay's Essay (1784) 4.2.1 James Ramsay-Biography and self‐representation in the text4.2.2 Synopsis and Argumentative Aims of the Essay; 4.2.3 Ideology; 4.3 Anonymous: An Answer to James Ramsay's Essay (1784); 4.3.1 "Some Gentlemen of St. Christopher"; 4.3.2 Synopsis and Arguments; 4.3.3 Ideology; 4.4 James Tobin's Cursory Remarks (1785); 4.4.1 James Tobin-Biography and Self‐representation in the Text; 4.4.2 Synopsis and Argumentative Aim; 4.4.3 Ideology; 4.5 Thomas Clarkson's Essay (1786/88); 4.5.1 Thomas Clarkson-Biography and Self‐representation in his Texts; 4.5.2 Synopsis and Argumentative Aim 4.5.3 Ideology4.6 Gilbert Francklyn's Letters (1789); 4.6.1 Gilbert Francklyn; 4.6.2 Synopsis and Argumentative Aims; 4.6.3 Ideology; 4.7 Anonymous: Observations (1790); 4.7.1 The Anonymous Author; 4.7.2 Synopsis and Argument of Observations; 4.7.3 Ideology; 4.8 Clarkson's Letters (1790); 4.8.1 Synopsis and Argument of the Letters; 4.8.2 Ideology; 4.9 Anonymous: Fugitive Thoughts (1792); 4.9.1 The Anonymous Author; 4.9.2 Synopsis and Argument; 4.9.3 Ideology; 4.10 "Mercator": Letters (1807); 4.10.1 Biographical Note; 4.10.2 Synopsis and Argument of the Letters; 4.10.3 Ideology 4.11 Wilberforce: Letter (1807)4.11.1 William Wilberforce; 4.11.2 Synopsis and Argument of the Letter; 4.11.3 Ideology; 4.12 Wilberforce: Appeal (1823); 4.12.1 Synopsis and Argument of Appeal; 4.12.2 Ideology; 4.13 Bridges: Voice (1823); 4.13.1 George Wilson Bridges; 4.13.2 Synopsis and Argument; 4.13.3 Ideology; 4.14 Clarkson: Thoughts (1823); 4.14.1 Argument and Synopsis of Thoughts; 4.14.2 Ideology; 4.15 Hampden: Commentary on Clarkson (1824); 4.15.1 Biographical Note; 4.15.2 Synopsis and Argument; 4.15.3 Ideology; 4.16 Heyrick: Immediate Abolition (1824); 4.16.1 Elizabeth Heyrick
Responsibility: Helmut Meier.

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This study is a highly interesting, innovative scientific contribution that brings new perspectives and results to light.--Wolfgang Zach, Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck

 
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