British Abolitionism And The Rhetoric Of Sensibility

British Abolitionism And The Rhetoric Of Sensibility

by Brycchan Carey
     
 

Carey argues that participants in the late eighteenth-century slavery debate developed a distinct sentimental rhetoric, using the language of the heart to powerful effect. Examining poetry, novels, journalism, and political writing, Carey shows that slave-owners and abolitionists alike made strategic use of the rhetoric of sensibility in the hope of influencing a

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Carey argues that participants in the late eighteenth-century slavery debate developed a distinct sentimental rhetoric, using the language of the heart to powerful effect. Examining poetry, novels, journalism, and political writing, Carey shows that slave-owners and abolitionists alike made strategic use of the rhetoric of sensibility in the hope of influencing a reading public thoroughly immersed in the "cult of feeling."

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"A lucid, shapely, and intriguing narrative overview." --Choice

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ISBN-13:
9781403946263
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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