Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History / Edition 1

Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History / Edition 1

by Ian Baucom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822335964

ISBN-13: 9780822335962

Pub. Date: 12/16/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Cultural and literary study of the 1781 massacre on the slaveship Zong for the insurance money and the aftereffects of the event on the development of modernity.

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Cultural and literary study of the 1781 massacre on the slaveship Zong for the insurance money and the aftereffects of the event on the development of modernity.

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ISBN-13:
9780822335962
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
1. Liverpool, a Capital of the Long Twentieth Century....................3
2. "Subject $"; or, the "Type" of the Modern....................35
3. "Madam Death! Madam Death!": Credit, Insurance, and the Atlantic Cycle of Capital Accumulation....................80
4. "Signum Rememorativum, Demonstrativum, Prognostikon": Modernity and the Truth Event....................113
5. "Please decide": The Singular and the Speculative....................141
6. Frontispiece: Testimony, Rights, and the State of Exception....................173
7. The View from the Window: Sympathy, Melancholy, and the Problem of "Humanity"....................195
8. The Fact of History: On Cosmopolitan Interestedness....................213
9. The Imaginary Resentment of the Dead: A Theory of Melancholy Sentiment....................242
10. "To Tumble into It, and Gasp for Breath as We Go Down": The Idea of Suffering and the Case of LiberalCosmopolitanism....................265
11. This/Such, for Instance: The Witness against "History"....................297
12. "The Sea is History": On Temporal Accumulation....................309
Notes....................335
Index....................377

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