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Romanticism and Slave Narratives Transatlantic Testimonies

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ISBN-10: 0521604567

ISBN-13: 9780521604567

Edition: 2004

Authors: Helen Thomas, Marilyn Butler, James Chandler

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Helen Thomass study opens a new avenue for Romantic literary studies by exploring connections with literature produced by slaves, slave owners, abolitionists and radical dissenters between 1770 and 1830. In the first major attempt to relate canonical Romantic texts to the writings of the African diaspora, she investigates English literary Romanticism in the context of a transatlantic culture, and African culture in the context of eighteenth-century Britain. In so doing, the book reveals an intertextual dialogue between two diverse yet equally rich cultural spheres, and their corresponding systems of thought, epistemology and expression. Showing how marginalised slaves and alienated radical…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
The English slave trade and abolitionism
Radical dissent and spiritual autobiography
Romanticism and abolitionism
Cross-cultural contact: John Stedman, Thomas Jefferson and the slaves
The diasporic identity: language and the paradigms of liberation
The early slave narratives
Phyllis Wheatley: poems and letters
Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative
Robert Wedderburn and mulatto discourse