Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

by Marcus Wood
     
 

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

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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

Acknowledgements
List of Plates
Introduction1
1Slavery, Testimony, Propaganda: John Newton, William Cowper, and Compulsive Confession23
2Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography in John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam87
3William Cobbett, John Thelwall: Radicalism, Racism, and Slavery141
4Slavery and Romantic Poetry181
5'Born to be a destroyer of slavery': Harriet Martineau, Fixing Slavery and Slavery as a Fix255
6Canons to the Right of them, Canons to the Left of them: Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, and Memorial Subversions of Slavery295
7The Anatomy of Bigotry: Carlyle, Ruskin, Slavery, and a New Language of Race346
Conclusion398
Bibliography428
Index457

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