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The Resource Slavery and sentiment : the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850, Christine Levecq

Slavery and sentiment : the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850, Christine Levecq

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Slavery and sentiment : the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850
Title
Slavery and sentiment
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the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850
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Christine Levecq
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the eighteenth century on, appeals to listeners' and readers' feelings about the sufferings of slaves were a predominant strategy of abolitionism. This book argues that expressions of feeling in those texts did not just appeal to individual readers' inclinations to sympathy but rather were inherently political. The authors of these texts made arguments from the social and political ideologies that grounded their moral and social lives
  • Levecq examines liberalism and republicanism, the main Anglo-American political ideologies of the period, in the antislavery texts of a range of African-American and Afro-British authors. Disclosing the political content hitherto unexamined in this kind of writing, she shows that while the overall story is one of increased liberalization of ideology on both sides of the Atlantic, the republican ideal persisted, particularly among black authors with transatlantic connections
  • Demonstrating that such writers as Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Mary Prince were men and women of their times, Levecq provides valuable new insight into the ideological world of black Atlantic writers and puts them, for the first time, on modernity's political map."--BOOK JACKET
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Levecq, Christine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Becoming modern
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Didactic fiction, American
  • Slavery in literature
  • African Americans
  • Literature and society
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Antislavery movements
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Slavery and sentiment : the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850, Christine Levecq
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-291) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interiority, aesthetics, and antislavery sentiment -- Trade, sailors, national agency, and world citizenship -- Brotherhood, radicalism, and antislavery -- Blood, bodies, and the antebellum slave narrative -- The case of Frederick Douglass -- Epilogue : transnationalism and Black studies
Control code
ocn227929351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9781584657347
Lccn
2008029050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Slavery and sentiment : the politics of feeling in Black Atlantic antislavery writing, 1770-1850, Christine Levecq
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interiority, aesthetics, and antislavery sentiment -- Trade, sailors, national agency, and world citizenship -- Brotherhood, radicalism, and antislavery -- Blood, bodies, and the antebellum slave narrative -- The case of Frederick Douglass -- Epilogue : transnationalism and Black studies
Control code
ocn227929351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9781584657347
Lccn
2008029050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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