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Slavery and the Politics of Place Representing the Colonial Caribbean, 1770-1833

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ISBN-10: 1107438160

ISBN-13: 9781107438163

Edition: 2017

Authors: Elizabeth A. Bohls

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Geography played a key role in Britain's long national debate over slavery. Writers on both sides of the question represented the sites of slavery - Africa, the Caribbean, and the British Isles - as fully imagined places and the basis for a pro- or anti-slavery political agenda. With the help of twenty-first-century theories of space and place, Elizabeth A. Bohls examines the writings of planters, slaves, soldiers, sailors, and travellers whose diverse geographical and social locations inflect their representations of slavery. She shows how these writers use discourses of aesthetics, natural history, cultural geography, and gendered domesticity to engage with the slavery debate. Six…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/23/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.06" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Elizabeth A. Bohls, Associate Professor of English at the University of Oregon, is author of Women Travel Writers and the Language of Aesthetics, 1716-1818 (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies (2013) and co-editor with Ian Duncan of Travel Writing, 1700-1830 (2005).