Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

by Marcus Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187203

ISBN-13: 9780198187202

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study considers the operations of slavery and of abolition propaganda on the thought and literature of England from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Incorporating materials ranging from canonical literatures to the lowest form of street publication, Marcus Wood writes from the conviction that slavery was, and still is, a dilemma for

Overview

This study considers the operations of slavery and of abolition propaganda on the thought and literature of England from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Incorporating materials ranging from canonical literatures to the lowest form of street publication, Marcus Wood writes from the conviction that slavery was, and still is, a dilemma for everyone in England, and seeks to explain why English society has constructed Atlantic slavery in the way it has.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187202
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Introduction
1. Slavery, testimony, propaganda: John Newton, William Cowper, and compulsive confession
2. Slavery, empathy, and pornography in John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam
3. William Cobbett, John Thelwall radicalism, racism, and slavery
4. Slavery and Romantic poetry
5. 'Born to be a destroyer of slavery': Harriet Martineau fixing slavery and slavery as a fix
6. Canons to the right of them and canons to the left of them: Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, and memorial subversions of slavery
7. The anatomy of bigotry: Carlyle, Ruskin slavery, and the new language of race
Conclusion
Bibliography

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