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Romanticism and slave narratives : transatlantic testimonies / [Helen Thomas].

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Subject: English literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
American literature > African American authors > History and criticism.
English literature > Black authors > History and criticism.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Slaves' writings, American > History and criticism.
Slaves' writings, English > History and criticism.
Antislavery movements > History.
African Americans in literature.
Slave trade in literature.
Romanticism.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0511010583
  • ISBN: 9780511010583
  • ISBN: 0521662346
  • ISBN: 9780521662345
  • ISBN: 0511033729
  • ISBN: 9780511033728
  • ISBN: 051115108X
  • ISBN: 9780511151088
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 332 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN ROMANTICISM; CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN ROMANTICISM 38 ROMANTICISM AND SLAVE NARRATIVES; Title; Copyright; To Hugo, Felix and Claude; Contents; List Of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I; CHAPTER ONE The English slave trade and abolitionism; ABOLITION AND RADICAL DISSENTING PROTESTANTISM; QUAKERS AND SHAKERS; THE SOCIETY FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE; JOHN WESLEY, METHODISM AND ABOLITION; METAMORPHOSIS: THE DISCOURSE OF THE SPIRIT, MISSIONARY IDEOLOGY AND THE DYNAMICS OF EMPIRE.
Summary: The first major attempt to relate canonical Romantic texts to the African diaspora, this study explores connections with literature produced by slaves, slave owners, abolitionists and radical dissenters between 1770 and 1830. Thomas reveals a dialogue between two diverse cultural spheres, and their corresponding systems of thought, epistemology and expression.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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